Sometime ago I took this photograph at a friend's farm near Waterford, Virginia.
After viewing the barbed wire fences around the fields
I sketched this one that seemed to be barely standing among the weeds.
Then I embroidered that sketch in dark gray thread.
Taken as an image by itself without the weeds and
rusting equipment in the background,
there is sort of a dignity to the resultant fence.
The completed triptych, BARBED WIRE is 48 by 19 inches wide.
It will soon be at The Wee Gallery of Fine Art
in the Scottsdale Biennale 2013,
October 1 to 31.