Father of My Father by David Dibble

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

David Dibble

Father of My Father


152.4 × 121.92 cm | 60 × 48 in


  • First Place ($2,500 Cash Award) / Landscape


Barns are the collective centers of farms and communities.  They are places of storage, of safety, of refuge. They are the difference between a garden and a farm; between feeding a family, and supplying a nation with food. They are also very visible symbols of those individuals and families who give their lives to working the land.  This piece in many ways is a portrait of my own ancestors who worked our family farm and handed down their lives the best they could so that I can build mine.