Painting #51

"Work and Play"

"Work and Play" was completed on February 18, 2005. It is a work done from past memories of my grandfather's barn. The dark corners, wood splitting, old man on the bench, and the boxes, crates, and bales are all memories that are rich with experience. While my grandfather never played the fiddle, my uncle did; I think that my interest in music today stems from those earlier days. My grandfather (Dziadz, as I affectionately called him; it was short for the Polish "Dziadziu") could frequently be found tinkering on his bench at the entrance to the barn door. The painting is for sale, framed, for $250.