To Hunt a Moon by Jeff Heyne, Artist Reception
The series, To Hunt A Moon, is a narrative of land ownership that unfolded upon me when I was caught trespassing on one of the largest cattle ranches in Steamboat Springs, Colorado by its owner. He asked if I was taking photos of his ranch, if I knew I was trespassing, and if I considered myself a kind soul.
I slowly answered yes three times.
From research I learned that in 1898 a hunting party of 200 Utes traveled from their Utah reservation to their traditional hunting grounds near Steamboat Springs, and were repelled by the US Army.
A newspaper reporter at the time quoted the leader of the Ute saying they journeyed to their ancestral lands, “…to hunt a moon.”
For more depth:
The Mud Season Review – Art Issue 49
The Mud Season Review – The Physical Scars of the Landscape
He will also be at the gallery during Fort Point Open Studios on Saturday, Oct. 16, 12pm-6pm
Hours: M-F 10am-6pm, S-S 10am-2pm (The exhibit runs until Dec. 30, 2021)
FP3 Gallery, 346 Congress St Boston, MA 02210