Old Buggy & Winter Birds
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24” x 40”, acrylic on board, 1998
The historic parts of the world have a particular charm for me. This goes beyond nostalgia and longing for the "good old days". There was, and still is, great merit in the "small is beautiful" world when people took care of themselves and put things together with their own hands. It was a world of human scale which also was closer to nature. We need to move in that direction again.
This is a Mennonite buggy parked in front of a drive shed. The large, black rectangle reminded me of the empty dark spaces in some of the abstracts of Mark Rothko. The grain on the ground has provided food for the cardinals, juncos and song sparrows.