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Catalog Number 2003.24.03
Object Name Painting
Artist Woolley, Max J.
Dimensions H-12 W-16 inches
Medium Oil on canvas
Date 1983
Notes The following explanation of the painting was written by the artist: "This painting was inspired from hearing my Dad tell about how frightened he and my Mother were on Sunday afternoon on their way home from visiting a neighbor. While traveling in their Model T Ford an unexpected summer storm was forming with streaks of lightning and the sound of thunder in the west. Knowing that they had to cross a dry creek bed that would soon support a a torrent of raging water, Dad hurried to the site. Upon arriving there water was commencing to flow down the stream bed pushing small rocks and debris ahead of its path. Thinking that he could traverse the bed, while obviously driving faster than was safe, he started down the steep incline. Upon reaching the bed one of the front tires hit a wet rock in the bed causing the front wheels to jack-knife to the right into a large boulder. Although both were extremely frightened Dad was able to regain his composure and vacate the bed before the stream became more violent."
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