Another View: Untold Stories began with inspiration from vintage photographs that came under my guardianship since 1998. My wife Velda’s Aunt Maude passed in 1998 and Velda rescued Aunt Maude’s photo collection from being thrown out. The people in the photographs were her relatives, or friends of her relatives. As years passed I’ve had so many others share their vintage photo collections for me to record. Collectively, the images reveal a story that writers of history could normally pass by. I came to view these people as the hub of our society and their eyes reveal the strength and resolve necessary to endure the hardships of the times. In telling the story of the people portrayed, the viewer begins to enter the personal lives and experiences of the people I was lead to paint on canvas . I hope that the story that I am telling in this manner will lead to an engagement that moves one forward to deeper understanding and peace with their fellow man.
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