Across America is a series of images crossing the American landscape and traversing American history. Seven of nine planned panels have been completed, and will be displayed at the 50th anniversary of the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory in Ada, Oklahoma from July 22 to Jan 31, 2017.
Left to Right: The Anticlinal Spring, Trinity, Restoration, Prairie Fire, In Peril in the Inland Sea, July 1919, Oiling in the 19TH Century
In The Anticlinal Spring, a well produces oil from a deep formation, while a tornado ranges across the Oklahoma landscape. Oil ironically accumulates in an anticline beneath the whale, who is being chased in Oiling in the 19TH Century.
Three missiles sit buried in Trinity, while a hopeful post oak tree sprouts from an abundance of acorns. My grandfather, Charles J. Weaver, returned from WWI in July 1919, leaving behind the war in Europe, but ahead lay the next war.
Following recent research in geology, lightning strikes a mineral deposit sparking a Prairie Fire. The buffalo runs ahead of the fire that brings Restoration to the prairie. A gold nugget reveals a rich vein In Peril in the Inland Sea
Copyright 2016, James W. Weaver