Saturday, June 23, 2007

Stone City, Iowa

This is Grant Wood's "Stone City, Iowa". Our wood burning stove will sit on a limestone hearth cut from the quarry depicted in this painting. This quarry is still operating as Weber Stone Company. Despite Wood's unique and (in my opinion) beautiful abstractions of the Iowa landscape, descending the road into Stone City looks and feels very much like this depiction, even 77 years later.

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