"Tamworth I " 5 x 5 inch,mixed media, paint and paper, 2007
"Pig in water"5 x 5 inch, mixed media, paint and paper, 2007
There is a farm nearby that raises Tamworth pigs organically, because they do very well in the cold weather here in Vermont. I took a lot of photos of them (after scratching their backs) and came back to my studio to paint them. I fell in love with pigs when I visited Denmark in 1962 and stayed with a family where the husband was a vet. He took me to some farms one day, where he was innoculating piglets, and that's when I lost my heart to them.