Painting for Belarus

In rural Maine where I am from people in my community supplemented their limited food budget with wild game, fruits and vegetables. Coots, clams, fiddleheads, berries and apples were common fare. Families relied on getting a deer at hunting season. This is a painting I made of my mother hanging out clothes during hunting season. She is dressed in red so that she won't be mistaken for a deer. A white tailed doe runs wild in the background.

No Simple Matter

In November 1988, 37-year-old Karen Wood of Hermon was hanging laundry in her backyard when she was shot by hunter Donald Rogerson, who said he mistook her white-palmed mittens for the tail of a whitetail deer.