Thursday, January 8, 2009

SELF PORTRAIT #4

This last piece reflects a childhood spent on a working farm, one with 10,000 egg laying chickens. We also had, at one time or another, a family cow, sheep, pigs, and one pony. But the chickens dominated everything. Eggs had to be collected 2 or 3 times daily and feed distributed twice a day. The hours spent cleaning four chicken coops at least once a year are stained into my memory. Needless to say, at least a part of my childhood was spent in a dusty gray-black environment. In spite of this, I would not change one minute of my time on that farm. For a small boy growing up it was heaven. I consider myself truly blessed by those years.


Self portrait #4 acrylic-collage 24x24 $1200


Self Portrait #4 detail


Self Portrait #4 detail

3 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

Ooh, love these. There is so much to each painting...a real narrative of your childhood. Beautiful work, Bill...and Happy New Year!

dog face girls said...

Hey, what's that smell!!

Linda said...

The self portrait series is fascinating! I'm glad you listened to your muses...