The Homestead

$140.00

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      Artist: Jink Willis

      Original art is acrylic on canvas; 22"h x 28"w x 1.5"d - price available upon request.

      Also offered:  Limited Edition Giclee - price available upon request

      Gallery Wrap - 30"h x 40"w x 1.5"d

      This premium quality giclee is a  beautiful replica of Jink’s original painting.  Made using the highest quality inks and canvas in the industry, the texture and color is stunning.  The canvas is stretched and gallery-wrapped around wooden stretcher bars.  Our gallery wraps offer an affordable way to bring a beautiful and unique piece of Jink’s art into your home.

      Gallery Wraps are made to order & ship in about 3 weeks.

       

      Story behind The Homestead:

      Over time in Middle Georgia, most of the tenant houses that once housed sharecropper families were torn down to make more room for cotton fields since they were normally constructed in the middle of a field. The Willis Barn sat beyond a tenant house that stayed rented into the sixties with holes in the floorboards where two little girls born into poverty sat and played. The oldest and I were classmates and I thought it was fun to watch their chickens beneath the floorboards peck around for bugs. Of course I wasn’t around on cold morning when the wood stove couldn’t keep up with the cold.

      Today, every time I pass an abandoned tenant house, I can’t help but think of the two little girls who moved to town in junior high. Both worked hard to overcome being poor, one became a nurse and the other a schoolteacher.

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