The Quintessential Symbol of New England

 

After the Gaulois Rooster, my students and I were brainstorming our next painting project, when JoAnn came up with the idea of a Narragansett turkey. I was especially thrilled, since the Narragansett turkey is pretty magnificent, and for me, it was an original idea. But it was a complicated project, and I wondered, "how in the world was I going to manage to paint and then teach this?"

The turkey motif was a natural companion to the rooster, and since Thanksgiving originated in Massachusetts, the background had to be from the Boston Globe. Searching for headlines, I found one about a French company favored for a commuter rail deal (our infamously outdated and inefficient, but somehow beloved "T"!), another about the excesses of thanksgiving, turkeys, and black Friday, and a third about the unpredictability of weather in New England. These headlines made a perfect backdrop for the turkey, since they are representative of the way the New Englanders talk about themselves. My students loved it, and it was a great project to create, paint and teach!

 

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TitleThe Quintessential Symbol of New England
Year2014
Size16"x20"
MediaCollage and Oil paint on Masonite
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THIS IS A PRINT ON PAPER, NOT AN ORIGINAL PAINTING AND IT COMES ROLLED ON A TUBE.
YOU WILL NEED TO FRAME IT BEFORE HANGING. FRAME IS NOT INCLUDED.

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After the Gaulois Rooster, my students
and I were brainstorming our next ...
... read the story behind the painting ...
TitleThe Quintessential Symbol of New England
Year2014
Size16"x20"
MediaCollage and Oil paint on Masonite
Original SOLD
Select Print Size
Free Shipping in the USA
Free local delivery also available

Prints Description

  • THIS IS A PRINT ON PAPER
  • NOT AN ORIGINAL PAINTING
  • IT COMES ROLLED ON A TUBE
  • YOU WILL NEED TO FRAME IT
  • FRAME IS NOT INCLUDED

Limited edition prints of 100
from my original paintings.

PRINTS ARE NUMBERED
SIGNED AND DATED
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The Quintessential Symbol of New England

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Last Update 2018-11-13
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without
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