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1894 Horse Barn, UMass

1894 Horse Barn, UMass

13 3/4" x 16"
2002
Oil on Panel
UMass Magazine

When I encountered the Old Horse Barn and stepped over the threshold, I was immediately transported. As the child of an engineer, I often explored old barns and structures on the farms near my home with endless fascination. Though now rarely used and in great disrepair, the sense of presence was overwhelming. The charged evidence of human endeavor and industry was tactile and everywhere. It was a portal to the past as well as the soul, and instantly triggered a series of interiors in which I have found a seemingly endless source of variations on spatial harmonies.