Centennial Farm
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30” x 40”
Centennial farm is no more. It has been replaced with suburban developments, a phenomenon happening in large parts of North America. In earlier times, our important cities were usually built in areas of good farmland. These cities have, of course, grown, and in the last few decades we have been covering up thousands of acres of some of our best farmlands with cement. We are increasing this rate of development all the time.

I enjoy painting man-made subjects from earlier eras because they have character and individuality. It is evident that they have been worked on by the human hand and by the forces of nature. This can no longer be said of our machine-made, packaged world which is increasingly enveloping us.