"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.