The journals of Florida rancher and artist Sean Sexton began as an English class assignment in 1973 during his first year in college. Sexton has kept a book for drawing and writing at hand ever since. Serving as a kind of external memory in which things as diverse as calving records to sketches and rough-hewn ingredients for poem, these journals record the dailiness of life in myriad and interesting details. This exhibition was funded by the Nevada Arts Council.
As a rancher, Sean Sexton manages his family's Treasure Hammock Ranch, a 600-acre cow-calf operation that began in 1943. As a poet and artist, Sexton writes, paints, draws and produces etchings from the subjects of his life. He received a Florida Individual Artist's Fellowship in 2001, and has published two books, one of poetry, and a brief history, Waldo's Mountain.