Artist of the Day- Josephine Halvorson (click on image to view individually)

Sometimes it’s subject matter…point of view that draws one to an artist’s work. Halvorson is known for hyper-detailed depictions of ordinary things: weathered walls, windows, fireplaces. This work is from a show titled ‘As I Went Walking’. ‘As I Went Walking includes a series of life-sized oil paintings made in the western Massachusetts town where Halvorson lives and votes. The exhibition’s title is borrowed from the first line of a missing stanza from Woody Guthrie’s anthem, This Land Is Your Land, rediscovered in the 1990s. As I went walking I saw a sign there / And on the sign it said "No Trespassing." / But on the other side it didn't say nothing, / That side was made for you and me.’