Monday, October 12, 2015


"The Garden at Gethsemane," oil on Masonite.  This piece is part of a series of paintings of inspired by Grimm's Junkyard.  Heavy vegetation hides the oldest cars in the summer months, and I often wait until there has been a decent snowfall before visiting the yard.  The old Dodge pictured above has been almost completely cannibalized for parts.  It has been in this spot for decades.

The 3 crosses in the distance on the right side of the painting are a nod to  Rev. Bernard Coffindaffer and his roadside cross project.  The many I have seen are on old state roads, and have become part of the charm of long drives in rural America.  Gethsemane, means oil press. A press is an emblem of trial, distress, agony, while oil points to Spirit and illumination.

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