Council of Pronghorn
Wyoming, if it were a nation, would be the world's third largest in coal production. In 2008, Felicia Resor, Ben Roth and Terry Tempest Williams set out on a road trip to view the effects of coal mining, coalbed methane extraction and oil and gas development on the Cowboy State.
What they saw and learned is articulated through Council of Pronghorn: an art installation to initiate provocative conversations about what they discovered. Present throughout the trio's journey, pronghorn bear silent witness to the environmental stresses of human activity on the land. The Council gives them a voice. Twenty-three pronghorn skulls are placed in a circle representative of Wyoming's 23 counties. Through prose poems, each pronghorn speaks to a perspective heard, a story told or a fact conveyed.