The first story features Dawson area chainsaw artist who has successfully established a foothold in the highly competitive world of chainsaw art. Jordan Dahl talks about how, at age 16, he was mentored by Madison area chainsaw artist, Scott Hanson, who had established a successful business in Alaska. (Hanson’s work was featured in a Postcards episode that aired in May 2014). For the past eight years Jordan and his brother have been operating a successful chainsaw art based retail store in the Black Hills. “Carving has been a real great experience, it's made me grow as a person, made me learn much more about what's all out there,” Jordan said. “Now I can come home to Minnesota. I have a family here and that's really nice to be home and carving,” he added.
In the second story, the Postcards team traveled to the old rock quarries of St. Cloud to catch up with third generation outdoor landscape painter Dan Mondloch. As a painter for the past 17 years, Mondloch has embraced the challenges of outdoor painting and the need to work fast to capture the shifting light. “The more that I paint, the more that I realize it is a journey,“ Mondloch said. “It's that challenge of depicting something as best you can, is what keeps me coming back.”
The final segment features photographer John White who lived for many years in Clara City and now lives north of Ortonville. After spending 40 years in the newspaper and journalism business, White has turned his attention to the prairie remnants that are hidden around the countryside. White also takes stunning and unforgettable photos of snowdrifts covered with topsoil from wind erosion. White’s traveling exhibit entitled the “Art of Erosion” has challenged audiences throughout the state to consider the impact of a food production system that bares the soil to the elements. “I love prairie grasses, I love shooting them, especially if they're in the wind.” White says. “Every day you go out there, it's like a river, it changes,” he added.