Tuesday, October 11, 2011
In A Little Red Barn On A Farm Down In Indiana
This piece is based loosely on my memories of growing up in Northern Indiana. There was (or maybe still is?) a major AM radio station, WOWO that had huge wattage. It was an important source of information regarding pork bellies and such. They had a program that started with a song; "In a little red barn, on a farm, down in Indiana..."
And so, maybe that is the name of this piece, or maybe it's just "Down On The Farm". I used a lot of vintage 1940's magazine images, plus some contemporary Oprah mag pages. It's interesting, at 1st Thursday the other night, a friend looked at it and said, "Oh look, there's the Mother and Father...and their, uh" I'm pretty sure it's more like 'High Drama On the Farm"...Honestly, I'm not really sure what any of this means. My collage work is much more in the surreal vein, and more just what feels right together. So, what it means is more up to the viewer. I had no deep intentions, really. I just like putting pieces on a board.
If you are interested, this piece is framed and available. Let me know and we'll talk $$ and logistics of getting it to you.
Meanwhile, I continue to make scratchboard pieces, and teach and demonstrate the process of making art with scratchboards. I'm a happy girl from up there in farmland, living down here in southland. And oh yeah, have a great day out there!