Thursday, July 23, 2015

More Family Tetons, er, Totems

I visited my Aunt today up on the hill and noticed another piece of my Dad's artwork I needed to photograph. They deserve more professionalism than I can give, but hey, I've got to get what I can. And they're pretty great paintings!

The Grand Tetons, Wyoming, USA
(c) 1975, Larry K. Vaughn
There is nothing to say on the beauty of the rendering of the subject but to thank my Dad. l also thank Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Antiquities Act, and the secret negotiations with the Rockefellers that resulted in a National Park. (Look it up.)

The second painting struck me as a hopefully happy Fairy Tale. It's an unusual work that I don't know that I've ever seen. My Aunt said he gave it to them when she and my Uncle were married and it's dated 1956 so that's a match. My Dad was still in school taking art classes at BYU so it may have been a specific assignment to paint trees. My Dad's Welsh blood may have subconsciously percolated to produce an entrance to the domain of the Tylwyth Teg, the Fair Folk, who occasionally spirit away the sons and daughters of men and women into mysterious realms:

The Edge of the Woods
(c) 1956, Larry K. Vaughn

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