The Magnolia Series

This work-in-progress series is an investigation of family agriculture and how it ties into identity, relationships, and history. Shapes are developed through drawings, paintings, and sculpture as a means of looking into my relationship with farming. The personal connections include family, politics, science, and a multitude of other factors.

"It is impossible to separate so entirely the business of the grazer from that of the corn-farmer as the trade of the carpenter is commonly separated from that of the smith. The spinner is almost always a distinct person from the weaver; but the ploughman, the harrower, the sower of the seed, and the reaper of the corn, are often the same." - Adam Smith (f/ Wealth of Nations)

October 2008