Category Archives: farm, farm equipment

“In the Name of Progress”, and my solo this month

In the Name of Progress

This is finished just in time for my show this month at the Franklin Gallery, in RiverStones Framing at 33 No. Main Street in Rochester, NH called “Transitions and Transmissions”.

To me, this image speaks volumes about how progress has left so much of our past literally in the dust. So much about the context of this is wrong. Where’s the farm? It’s parked on the side of US 202 in Maine. The flat tire and the chains in the middle of summer also adds to the story.

The collection that will be included is half abstracts and half pieces similar to this one.

I hope you can stop by for the opening reception on August 11, from 5-7.

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The Hudson, The Tractor and thoughts

The last place I ever expected to be is here. And. I will admit it. It feels like I am selling out. But only sort of.

I did a lot of realism, and thoroughly loved what I did 12-14 years ago. ┬áBecause I made statements with it. Pieces likes “I Ain’t Gonna Work” were not designed to be pretty pictures.

This is “The Tractor” (not the formal name)┬áThis is a social statement about where we are with small farms:

The Tractor, stage 3

 

This is the last commission. No politics, no comment, but it feeds me and the cat.

And, I really don’t want to make overt political statements with my art. I really want to make people scratch their heads and say, “Huh?” But, I am almost thinking that we might be beyond that stage too.

The Hudson