Dust Bowl Series

Dust Bowl 1
Dust Bowl 1

30"x30" oil paint on canvas 2009 The original source photo is from the work of Dorothea Lange when she was commissioned by the farmers association to travel through the midwest and take photos of the many shack towns and other travelers trying to make a living through the Depression. Most were traveling out west in hopes of a better life.

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Dust Bowl 2
Dust Bowl 2

40"x40" Oil paint on canvas 2010 Painting based on the photos by Dorothea Lange. These boys are traveling out west with their entire family.

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Dust Bowl 3
Dust Bowl 3

30"x30" Oil and Acrylic Paint on canvas 2010 Based on original photos by Dorothea Lange under a grant from the Farmers Association in the 1930's. Image is of family moving to California with all of their belongings on a flat bed truck. started painting with a little bit of airbrush, finished in oils

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Dust Bowl 4
Dust Bowl 4

30"x30" oil on canvas 2010 Original photo by Dorothea Lange. This image was painted from a matching image to the most famous photo of the time, "Migrant Mother"

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Change
Change

Oil Paint on Canvas 30"x30" 2010 Original photo is by Dorothea Lange of a boy working through some barley or other grain to put into his work sack. The bag has a few words on it, but the one word that stands out on the very front is "worth". To me, this meant that the worth of this person can be seen in his hands. This was representative of the entire Great Depression and the struggle to clamber out of that state of the nation.

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Strength
Strength

20"x20" Oil paint on canvas and acrylic on PVC. 2011 She knows her own strength. An African American woman building a bomber plane in 1941.

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Steeled
Steeled

Oil Paint on wood panel & acrylic on PVC 20"x20" 2011 Sister painting to "Strength" Original from 1940's, woman riveting a bomber plane.

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Recovery
Recovery

30"x30" Oil on Canvas 2011 Original photo of a railroad worker in Chicago in 1940's

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Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange

30"x30" Oil Paint on Canvas 2014 Photographer Dorothea Lange herself. Original photo by Paul S. Taylor, 1934

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