“The Short Cut”
by Gale F. Trapp, 2012
Acrylic on board
“The Short Cut” captures the spirit of adventure that still existed in the early 20th century. Some would say that the driver of the 1916 Ford was foolhardy, but I say he just reflects the American determination that pushed against boundaries and ultimately tamed the West. The prospector not only represents the fading frontier but the challenges and changes faced by early settlers, while the background offers the viewer that feeling of utter desolation that was often the West.
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