The Miller Original Mixed Media Painting

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The Miller Original Mixed Media Painting

1,400.00

18x36 inches  |  ready to hang
acrylic, watercolor, watercolor paper, kraft paper on stained birch panel

The Jobs of Yesteryear series combines history and surrealism to tell the stories of obsolete jobs. A contemporary glimpse into the past, these mixed media paintings serve as a reminder of time and stories long forgotten.

This particular Job of Yesteryear mixed media painting features a miller. Millers are someone who operates a mill, a machine that essentially grinds grain into flour. Millers are among the oldest of professions and one of the most important in the development of agriculture, as milling a grain allows for easier digestion of its nutrients and is much easier on the teeth. Milling was first done by hand using a quern-stone (similar to mortar and pestle) until we learned to harness other sources of power such as water, animal, and wind, as depicted. This persisted for some time until a new form of power, electricity, was utilized, making the windmill obsolete. Recently, a newer and sleeker version of the windmill has emerged in the form of the wind turbine.

The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

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