As I continue in Virgil Carter's class, I am revisiting some of my favorite photographs and attempting to paint them in a more loose and colorful manner.
One of the things I love about living in rural North Carolina are the wonderful barns, shacks and outbuildings that dot the landscape. Some are still used; far more are abandoned, and the story of their decline is as rich as the story of their useful past. This particular barn/shack resides about two miles from my home. The fence is my inclusion, but the woodlands, trees and grasses creeping around and through the old barn are very real.
Images such as this, for me at least, harken back to simpler times, times when living by, for and with the land was the way of life and most important. ln our forward movement toward progress we tend to forget our deep, abiding dependence on this good earth. Images such as this, remind me .... again.
Take care of YOUR place on this earth -- and please remember to vote. This is the last round ending on August 31 - if we remain in the top 5 -- an orchard will be ours to nurture, tend, and harvest for this regions hungry. Thank you for your support!
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Barn in the Oxford Woods