Rebecca Allan - Theodore Dreiser's Writing Garden
Acrylic on diptych. 30 x 46 inches together, each panel is 30 x 26.
My painting was inspired by the American writer Theodore Dreiser, who who came from the north to witness the desperate situation of striking Kentucky miners in November 1931, when the Communist-led National Miners Union rivaled the United Mine Workers of America for a dominant union role.
In the garden where I work as a plant records manager, Theodore Dreiser used to have his writing cottage in the 1930s.