Thursday, December 13, 2007

Memory 20

Watercolor on archival paper, 6"x6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.

This is a continuation of my "Memory" series, paintings done from old Polaroid photos taken a long time ago. For me, this image is both poignant and a little humorous.

My father-in-law, Dallas, had an apple orchard that he carefully tended for many years. He spent long hours pruning, spraying, cultivating, fighting weeds and so on. One year, I guess he decided enough was enough and cut down all the trees to turn the land into pasture and hay ground for his cattle. For me, it was sad to see the trees fall, but the orchard was nearing the end of its productive life and Dallas was nothing if not practical.

The following summer I drove by his haystack and noticed that Dal, practical as ever, was using an old fruit ladder to climb up on the stack.

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