SCHANILEC, Gaylord, b.1955. ~ Millers Farm.
Six colour wood engraving. One of the second edition of 50, numbered, titled and signed by the artist. A diptych, on two separate sheets. Image size (when two sheets placed together) 17.5 x 27 cm (7 x 10.5 ins). Paper size (of the two sheets together) 26.5 x 34 cm.
Gaylord Schanilec saw farm life as a hazy, black and white image of chickens in the yard with an uncle and aunt waving from the porch. But when he set out with a camera and tape recorder to learn what farmers had to say about rural life, he heard a different story.
His book ‘Farmers’ offers a revealing look into the lives and insights of four Midwestern American farmers—of their fight for survival on the fast changing landscape of rural America today. Schanilec sets the scene for his interview with farmer, Elaine Miller and her family, with a two-panel wood engraving of her farm, in six colours using six separate end-grain maple blocks.