Mo Valley Tree, 2007

16x20, acrylic on canvas
Collection of Bob and Suzy Grannon

From one direction on Interstate 29 I took a photo that resulted in "Morning on the Missouri River Flood Plain." From the other direction was the "Mo Valley Tree." When I painted the scene, there was something missing. I found that it was the white farm house so prevalent in the Heart Land. I saw the house hidden in the tree and just made it come out. It added ant element of human domination.

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