By Kristie L. Smith Nikitin, freelance writer & art enthusiast
Edge of Town is Kris Gebhardt’s pictorial tale of a small town that prospered in the middle of Midwestern farmers’ fields. Pictured in this mixed-media gem is one bad ass hombre who lives just passed the general store, blacksmith’s shop and mill, out where the earth starts to undulate with massive fields that are green in the spring and golden at the harvest.
Inspired by years spent training with the Heartland hero, music legend John Mellencamp, overtures of Rain on the Scarecrow verses swirl in the background. Our cowboy is packing heat and protecting the burning home fires, while tending to crops and animals.
Today the gunslinger isn’t managing heirloom fields and fighting foreclosure by the bank, but escaping cookie cutter McMansions in search of fresh air and that clean country living. Mission? To protect the homestead from encroaching government regulation and the modern day marauding invaders of door-to-door sales hacks, nosey neighbors and all around general look-y-loos.
Edge Of Town
70″ by 50″ mixed media
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