What is an American Home?
Each month we will feature a different artist/student. This month we are featuring Sandy Taffin, a longtime student here at Around the Corner. Her recently completed painting (pictured below, left) is titled Historic House in Trumbull, CT.
What is an American home? ‘Christina’s World’ by Andrew Wyeth (pictured below, right) captures our collective imagination because it asks this universal question (among other things). The seemingly decrepit barn in Christina’s World is really a home. Sandy Taffin’s Historic House in Trumbull, CT echoes this. Both paintings are homages to home and history. We don’t have to go to the Olson’s house in Maine or a Midwest farm to experience this idea of a home. We have it in our New Jersey suburbs. All we have to do is look. (Written by: Miriam Solondz).