Friends, Neighbors, Homesteaders

When I was a senior in art school at MSU, my mother gave me boxes of old photos and negatives and asked me if I would collaborate with her photography to do a painting for a family reunion in 1974.  It was antithetical to paint from photos back then, but I had just finished an independent study paper on the influence of the invention of photography on art, and it gave me courage.  I have painted many paintings inspired by my mother’s photography in the 1930’s and 40’s since then, as a search for my own identity in my family, connecting to the relatives who lived before I was born.  I don’t know the names of these women, but the title is “Friends”.  They were homesteaders in Montana.  A wheat field is in the distance.  No GMO wheat existed in those days.

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