February 7, 2010
"Nature is what we know," wrote poet Emily Dickinson, in poem 668, "yet have no art to say."
This point, no matter what the Belle of Amherst contends, could be argued. Consider the work of local artist and longtime Eagle resident Su Harvey. For the past five years, Harvey has captured all manner of flora and fauna within the quaintly condensed confines of a space no bigger than a bathroom tile - clean, shiny and blazed to a crisp luster.
EAGLE, Neb.: The sign above Su Harvey's drafting table hints at exclusivity: "Nobody gets in to see the wizard. Not nobody. Not no how."
On the outside, the forest-green, ranch-style house appears routine, nothing like the majestic castle of Oz.
But everything from the glass tank with the lizard in the dining room to the silver kilns in the basement creates the feeling that you're getting a peek behind the curtain to see the...