Thursday, June 13, 2013

Samuel Holt Farm Signs

I had the privilege to lend three of my paintings to signs at the Samuel Holt Farm Park in South Jordan, Utah. This project is close to my heart since the park is centered around our family homestead.

This place was the hub of family parties and work projects all while I was growing up.  I spent countless hours there taking care of the animals that we kept there to maintain the agricultural zoning as well as tending the expansive vegetable garden that my dad grew.

 When my dear great Aunt Mame passed away almost a decade ago, it fell to my dad and my two uncles to figure out how to preserve the legacy of this farm for future generations. They finally came to the realization that it was impractical to keep the entire property and surrounding acreage intact

and a plan was made to preserve the home and surrounding buildings along with a key piece of the pasture land while developing the surrounding acres into a residential neighborhood.

The park land was passed to the custody of the city and the exteriors of all the buildings were stabilized and restored. The interior of the home will be restored in phase two of the project. Eventually the it will be available for recitals, weddings, family gatherings and other activities.

The paintings used on the heritage signs were all done in tribute to the place where I spent so much time as a youth and to the culture or hard work and living off the land that  I was blessed to grow up with.

Other posts about these paintings and another from this place here:

Unburdened- Process
Aunt Mame's Sheep
Evening Turn


Stefanie Eskander said...

Jaw dropping, Greg. The view of the farm is stunning and inspiring! What a wonderful heritage you have!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks Stefanie!

Amy said...

I am glad your amazing art will be showcased in this wonderful place. It is full of nostalgia for me!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks Amy, The place still holds so many memories for me too.