Then I will know which way to go
Leaving the battle fields of France after WWI my Grandfather wrote a telling letter to his brother, this letter has inspired me create this painting. One of the final lines asks his brother to meet him in New York where the ship will dock, finding him will then show which way to go. The line meant more than direction from the ship, it resonated with me in that the choices made can completely alter our life’s direction. As his path was set that day, it also set the direction for generations to come. The way he chose was to carve a farm and life out of the harsh Minnesota prairie. To travel the road less traveled. This large scale work of the farm strives to depict the vast beauty and solitude of the northern plains.