Last time on our special “Escape from Spring Hill Farm and Tallgrass Prairie” we found ourselves in a cellar full of meat. Now we come to the next segment of our pictorial journey…

Part 2: Escape

You flee from the downstairs kitchen back into the canning room. At the far end of the room, you see your salvation: there is light emanating from a grate in the ceiling. You squeeze through the grate in the ceiling of the cellar to emerge through a tiny door under the stairs into an ornately furnished house. What skeletons are lurking in these closets? You hear shuffling footsteps above…

Escaping through a beautiful glass grate with light shimmering leads to a tiny door under the stairs.
You squeeze through the passage upwards…

The house creaks and moans all around you as if it were alive. What was that sound? And why is everything all around you glowing?

ornate carvings in brass door hinge
Even the door hinges are watching.

Even the door hinges emit an eerie radiance as if scanning your presence like sigils alerted to your intrusion. Their scanning presence reverberates like a hum in your mind, casting you as an outsider. The drone gets louder as you approach them, and the shuffling footsteps grow heavier, faster and more intentional above you. You dart out the door of the house into the unknown outside.

Portrait of myself with dark makeup and crow skull headdress, backlit by the sun.
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Jennifer Weigel is a multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist residing in Kansas USA. Weigel utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video and writing. You can find more of her work at:

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