In a 1934 address, Franklin Roosevelt claimed “There is nothing so American as our national parks”; America’s National Parks are a display of our diverse country and land, set aside and protected for every citizen to enjoy. We are heirs to this majestic land and through our entry, we aim to celebrate and encourage stewardship of the parks to ensure they are around for generations to come. Whether the viewer has experienced one park or many, everyone can connect to the unforgettable beauty, history, and heritage of our national parks. Our entry allows each visitor to explore and view all the parks at once. Visitors will recall memories of past adventures and find parks they, perhaps, didn’t know existed. Through an interactive US map, visitors will be encouraged to select parks they’ve experienced and parks they hope to visit in the future.
- Art form: 2-D
- Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
- Year created: 2018
About DEREK BRUINSMA & FRAN WILLIAMS
At age 90, Fran Williams has influenced and inspired friends, family and her community to pick up a paintbrush and create; I ( her grandson, Derek) am one of those that have been impacted by her. This collaboration between us is a celebration of her legacy and love of nature's beauty.