Scotia, , NY
14.000 x 11.000 x 0.500 inches
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The Last Bell At West Hill School
Painting - Acrylic
On Exhibit in ART in Public Places through Saratoga Arts Center.
A 'memory painting"of the now boarded up West Hill School in Canajoharie. My memory includes a long walk from Palatine Bridge over an almost always windy bridge across the Mohawk River, a treck through the village topped off by the challenge of a steep hill. The paper lunch bag is a tribute to Senator James Arkell who acquired over 30 patents on the lowly paper bag in the 1800s. His son Bartlett Arkell founded a world class food and packaging company known as Beechnut. In this painting I present myself as the chronically late student hurrying not to miss the last bell. "The Last Bell" to me symbolizes the closed school; the irony being that the historic bell is still purportedly in the tower but not in my painting.
February 6th, 2013
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