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Texas artist employs used John Deere tractor as centerpiece

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The restored used John Deere tractor sits in front of her house on a farm and dwarfs the rest of the lawn ornaments that Welch set up prior to taking a series of photographs showcasing the farm equipment.
The restored used John Deere tractor sits in front of her house on a farm and dwarfs the rest of the lawn ornaments that Welch set up prior to taking a series of photographs showcasing the farm equipment.

Hanaba Welch, an artist in Wichita Falls, Texas, recently wrote an article in the Wichita Falls Times Record News describing her use of a vintage John Deere tractor as a centerpiece for her new project.

According to the article, the restored used John Deere tractor sits in front of her house on a farm and dwarfs the rest of the lawn ornaments that Welch set up prior to taking a series of photographs showcasing the farm equipment.

While some artists choose a more traditional item for their "found object," she decided to go with the used farm equipment.

According to the article, an item is a "found object" because it generates an interest in the artist and they need to use it in their work due to the meaning that is given to this particular thing in the scope of the artwork.

Welch noted that although they restored the tractor to its original condition, the green and yellow farm equipment tends to look majestic in any state.

According to Barnes and Noble, there is a variety of artwork that exists, ranging from photography to paintings, that features or is oriented around a John Deere tractor, including the book "The Art of the John Deere Tractor."
 

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