Mallards, Corn Shocks, Pumpkins, and the Setting Sun
Painted: 1982 Published: 1982
In this image we are invited to relive a romantic range of experiences. Below the hill we see the deserted hunting lodge, and in the distance a wide expanse of water and marsh. In the foreground, partially buried, is a discarded wagon wheel that once carried someone’s now forgotten dreams. The silhouetted shocks are surrounded by pumpkins waiting to become part of some home’s Halloween festivities. The mallards, ignorant of such human activities, are interested only in the corn to satisfy today’s hunger.