20″x16″ on Masonite panel.

Yes, this is my work! Something I did on masonite one evening. The mood and the image make me think of a field where there has been a terrible battle the day before.

Perhaps it was in our Civil War. The stacks of hay(?) seem to represent the bodies of the dead and wounded. I really don’t do paintings that tell stories, and this is certainly quite abstract, but I cannot look at this for any length of time without feeling that something very violent has happened here…we are praying it is finished…..but the fear is that more of the same is just beyond sight. It is quiet and still, and one can find peace and solace in the moment.