Art, Objects & Antiquities
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I use repurposed wood to create images which allow the viewer to see historic places, things and people as they may have appeared in the eyes of a contemporary artist; an alter ego who sees things as I hope I, too, would have seen them had I lived from 1800 to 1876. I Chose the nineteenth century, not only because of its personal appeal, but because of the best opportunity of locating supporting reference and information available to my 'Artist". The advent of the photograph, preserved newspaper articles and oral histories seem fairly abundant and permit reasonable reproduction of the sights my artist encountered as he roamed the country; scenes not otherwise readily available. It is such research, for example, that allows a reasonable representation of Captain William Driver standing in front of his Nashville home and proudly holding "Old Glory".