Friday, January 13th, 2017
Recently completed: “Farm Wall”
“Farm Wall” | 36 x 36 | oil on canvas
The meadows and fields of New England are crisscrossed with literally hundreds of thousands of miles of stone walls, many now obscured by overgrowth and woods. They are fascinating structures when you really think about them, and get up close enough to see exactly how difficult it must have been to build these without modern machinery.
In Farm Wall, my neighbor’s farm is divided by this wall, once separating the lower sheep meadow with the higher one, where my house currently sits, the land having been sold off years ago. And beyond the woods in the background, more walls (miles of them) wind through the woods, down to the kettle pond, where they disappear into the shoreline.