The landscape around this farm complex changes with the seasons through natural weather cycles, but it also changes according to the cycle of agriculture and the rotation of crops. I return again and again to this farm, partly because it surrounds an old farm cemetery I visit often, but also because I love barns and outbuildings and fields and how they sit on the landscape in relation to one another. I like this group of farm outbuildings in particular because it is a sign that I am in familiar territory. I know to turn left at the red barn and silver silo, and in just a few feet will be the cemetery.
If you happened to be traveling through this area and took a wrong turn and ended up on a long country road leading to this marker on the corner of the first intersection you encounter, you would take the opportunity to turn around and change direction. This spot in the physical world would have a totally different meaning for you.
I make a point of photographing this site during all seasons and from various points of view. I even did a painting of the scene once. Although I have seen and recorded it from many angles, I will never get a full and complete picture of what this space holds. What seems rather straightforward when you see, experience and record it, is actually multifaceted and multidimensional. Artists such as Cezanne, and Picasso, who experimented with Cubism, found this concept to be a great subject to explore.
Such is reality.
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