Trail of Faith and Hope
18" x 24"
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While painting Hart Carlile's North Field I was thinking about the old West and then the emigrants and their hardships especially in the early days. Having ancestors among them brings a somewhat personal connection to their struggles.
Perhaps we are also called to walk along sometimes difficult paths of faith in Jesus Christ and sustain the hope that we and our families will be blessed now and in the future.
I have a particular feeling about those possessions that they could not take all the way to their destination. One natural reaction could have been anger and perhaps the reaction to smash or destroy something abandoned.
Instead I like to think that the quilter/mother folded the quilt in the hope that someone they did not even know would find it useful to them. That she might be of service even in through her difficulty.