Local farmer Jan Dawson fancied herself an artist in her younger years, but found her true passion in the soil.
Jan Dawson of Jandy’s Farm holds a pencil drawing she made of a tree’s root system for the Logan County Art League’s “Not So Bad Art by Good People” event, which will culminate with an auction on Feb. 12 at the Holland Theatre. (PHOTO | LOGAN COUNTY ART LEAGUE )
So it’s only fitting she found her inspiration for her Logan County Art League “Not So Bad Art by Good People” project growing in the soil of the Rushsylvania area Jandy’s Farm she owns with husband Andy Rinehart.
“At the back of our property is a deep ditch that runs high in the rainy seasons,” Ms. Dawson wrote about her work. “Many of the big cottonwood and other trees have beautiful exposed roots … before they come crashing down into the meandering ditch.
“Andy suggested I go look at them. We took some photos and I decided black and white would work best with them … and still give me a challenge to try something outside my ‘comfort zone.’”
Although she had some previous experience with woodburning designs on hardshell gourds, she opted to do a pencil drawing of the exposed roots.
Ms. Dawson also took art in high school and college, but said she felt “out of her league” with peers at Columbus College of Art and Design.
“I took art in high school and fancied myself an artist when I attempted to take some classes at CCAD,” she wrote. “I wanted to go into product design and took some lettering classes and that didn’t last but maybe one semester. I was way out of my league with the talented students they had.”
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