Friday, January 15, 2010

Share the Weight of the World

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Henry Ford

Share the Weight of the World
9″ x 12″ Acrylic on Panel
This painting is one of two that I submitted this year for “7th Annual Embracing Our Differences”.    If accepted, it will be blown up to 16 ft wide by 12.5 ft high.  The exhibit will contain 39 of these billboards, at Island Park, in Sarasota, Florida.    In 2009, my submission was one of 1983 they received, so the competition is stiff.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be a part of that wonderful exhibit?

Henry Ford was an inventor, philanthropist and successful American businessman. Ford was the founder of the still popular Ford Motor Company which had its first success with the Model T Ford car that was released in 1908. Henry Ford revolutionized the way cars were designed and built, introducing assembly line factories for producing mass amounts of vehicles that led to lower prices for consumers and an explosion in car ownership throughout the United States.

Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 in Dearborn, Michigan, United States, in what was then known as Springwells Township. Ford’s parents were Irish immigrants and the family lived on a farm, with Henry Ford being the eldest of six children. The family had a comfortable upbringing on the farm with a decent income, but even as a young person, Ford believed there was too much work and not enough income living from the land.

“It was life on the farm that drove me into devising ways and means to better transportation. I was born on July 30, 1863, on a farm at Dearborn, Michigan, and my earliest recollection is that, considering the results, there was too much work on the place.” 
Henry Ford Quote

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