Father and Son

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The yellow san rock erodes more quickly than the denser and harder brown capstone. The sandrock erodes beneath the capstone, and the capstone crashed down the rims. In this case the layered rock bove the carving are bits of capstone from higher up that have tumbled down.

2011-07-17 17:24:26




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This is the carving of my host's son a year after being painted and carved. This photo documents how the paint holds up on carved capstone.

2011-07-17 17:23:56




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As the mid July sun casts shadows of the rims donw on the carving one sees how the color lasted year after being applied.

2011-07-17 17:23:29




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My host had a trucking company, and my first carving was of a water tanker. This was a test of the dark brown capstone.

2010-11-11 14:54:46




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Finishing up the carving of the two wheel drive, 1960's John Deere tractor. The white to the right of the figure is a rare bit of moss or lichen on the capstone. Finishing up the carving of the two wheel drive, 1960's John Deere tractor. The white to the right of the figure is a rare bit of moss o

2010-11-11 14:51:06




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My host's son driving the two wheel drive John Deere tractor. The dark lines between the tractor and seeder are the chain that physically drags the seeder and the pnuematic hoses used to control the seeder.

2010-11-11 06:16:47




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First carving of Joe in the 4WD John Deere tractor. the shadow at top left is from overhanging rock. This was my first use of foreground grass to ground the figure. Close to finished carving my host in the four wheel drive John Deere tractor.

2010-11-10 14:58:48




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The fields in the distance were broken by the granfather of the man driving this older John Deere tractor.

2010-11-10 14:51:49




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This image capture sthe sclae and depth of this tractor and seeder. The Kenmare Petroglyph in North Dakota features a tractor and an air seeder, or 'no till drill'. The seeder shown here is a gravity seeder which cuts the ground and drops a gravity fed seed into the furrow. There are 5 individu

2010-11-10 10:15:09




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Lanscape view from under the piece of capstone that's fallen and settled crosswise to the carving. The strips in the background is the winter wheat fields farmed by my host, his sons, and granson. The dark horizontal line on the near side of the strips is a berm built by the Milwaukee Railroad. It

2010-10-26 16:25:19




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Good light on John Deere tractor.

2010-10-26 16:21:12




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Matt and his uncles seeder are first draft carved. Later Joe in the 4WD tractor will be carved to the right.

2010-10-12 00:51:44




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Besides farming, my host worked in the oil field most of his life. He had a trucking company that hauled water to the oil fields. This a water tanker turck used to carry water.

2010-09-27 16:19:15




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