Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Laundry Window 16x20 $150.00

My mother didn't have a day specifically for laundry, just whenever the weather was agreeable, for we had no dryer during my growing- up years. The spring and summer months were no problem. However, the winter months presented a dilemma. My brothers' jeans were often frozen stiff while "drying." Despite it all, my mother
 always managed to get the job done. ...remarkable that we thought nothing of it. Our clothes line was in the back yard, always in use. Gourds hung from the end poles for birds to nest. While nesting, mother marlins would fuss and dive at us while we tried to hang out clothes, like we needed another inconvenience.

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