A Cotton Pickin' Couple

EloiseArt

Joined February 2013

Artist's Description

Cotton bolls in the field – they are a lovely couple, aren’t they now?
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MY BEST SELLING COTTON ART PIECE, a crowd pleaser for sure. Acrylic impasto, textured. Wonderful.
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I’ve lived in the south all my life: Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi. The cotton fields line the roads everywhere. Cotton is still “King” (next to Elvis, of course!) and an agricultural icon for the southern states. From the beginning plants with their green leaves and white, pink, and purplish flowers to the browning ends of a ripe crop, the cotton fields provide passersby with scenic reminders of the seasons.
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We lived in Houston for a while – the 4th largest city in the United States – and even there, it was only a short trip outside the city and suburbs to fields of white.
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It is important that we support our farmers – those men and women that provide the bane of cotton products. I, for one, love the feel and weight of a cotton sundress to wear as I play at the beach or plant sunflowers in the back yard outside our 1930s house. Yes, I love modern amenities and I wouldn’t trade my microwave in on a wooden stove by any means, but I am drawn to the cotton fields – the history that began in the field and progressed to that fabulous fabric that swings on my body, light and cool in the hot summer sun. For me, the cotton bolls are vintage America, the simple beginnings of what became a great industry. It is also a reminder of who we can still become – entrepreneurs of internet companies and designers of equipment for future generations. In every great country, there was a historic beginning that served as the foundation for future growth.
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For me – just an old southern girl – cotton is an everyday reminder of that beginning.

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