The Marks of Migration, 2010.

Acrylic paint, paper, embroidery thread, and buttons.  5′ x 3′.

Price available upon request.

The following painting was created in response to my studies of the agricultural and land history within Vermont.  My own family’s farm, which is no longer, has influenced my understanding of natural cycles such as the migration of the Canada Geese.  The painting shoes a girl sitting atop a goose, flying over the land, which is fluid and washed out in some areas.  On the left side of the canvas resides the Native American quotation: “We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children,” for which I thoroughly believe.  This painting is an attempt of nostalgic memory recording for the future generations who may not fly over grasslands and acres of tall maple trees.

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