Here on This Spot
Graphite on Bristol Board
This art was a last minute change from the dummy. Originally, I had a pair of hands grasping a farm implement handle to symbolize the working of the farms. When concerns were raised about type legibility, I changed the image to a quilt.
As it worked out, I'm glad I did for several reasons. The text is talking about people leaving the farm to their children, and their children after that. So I thought a quilt is a nice "heirloom" object that reinforces that idea.
My mother is a member of a quilting organization and several friends of hers are avid quilters. When I mentioned that I needed a traditional quilt, she borrowed this one from her friend Sandi. When I saw the house design on the quilt, I knew it was perfect for what I wanted.
The drawing itself is a little clumsy I think, it isn't as sensitive as some of the other pencil drawings, but it does the job okay. The house design makes it for me.