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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4 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. lesliepaints
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 15:03:28

    The idea of the world being in a basket is so totally cool! I love all the arms and hands made up of all colors. This, by far, is my very favorite, yet. Although, the little frog is a close second and the dog a close second and a half. I hope it becomes a billboard! Good Luck. You deserve the credit for coming up with something like this!


    • Beth Parker
      Jan 15, 2010 @ 16:02:20

      Thanks, Leslie! That means a lot. I feel good about the concept and I think it’ll read well in a large size, so I have my fingers crossed. I won’t know anything until March. I’ll post the second one I submitted, sometime next week.


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