Ed Root farmed south of Lucas until an automobile accident forced an early rnretirement from farming. Over the next twenty years, he energetically occupied himself with the creation of hundreds of concrete shapes embellished with broken glass, stones and metal with which he decorated his whole farmstead.
The site where he and his wife lived with their ten children is now under Lake Wilson, but more than a hundred pieces were moved and preserved by members of the Kansas Grassroots Art Association before the lake waters covered the site. This collection is now on long-term loan for exhibition at the Grassroots Art Center, only a few miles from the original site.
“Arch and Star” concrete sculpture with embedded glass and stone.
2′ x 1′