book A presentation in mixed media by Joseph Vincent Siry

Ralph Waldo Emerson & W. E. B. Dubois:

A digital look at two voices of the land

Dibois Emerson
Saranac Lake, The Adirondack Mountains, New York State
Winslow Homer
  The Country School. Winslow Homer, 1871 Oil on Canvass; St. Louis Art Museum  

"Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results."

John Dewey, 1912.

  Ironies of the American care for land: "land where our parents died, land of the Pilgrim's Pride, Of Thee I Sing."
  An anxiety of experience fostering an enduring dualism at the core of the nation's natural and cultural legacy.  


— two distant voices—as depicted in art, literature, song, history and activism.

  Winding River
Winding River, Martin Johnson Heade, 1863.
Sources National Gallery of Art