Harmon Ranch Barn (Decatur Island)
(Animal Habitats series)
18″ x 24″ ink, pencil & paint on paper. 2017.
My Anima series explores the shape and form of nature in the Pacific Northwest. This original mixed media artwork on heavy watercolor paper showcases this heritage barn, located on Decatur island in the San Juans.
This old island ranch has become a 600 acre land preserve owned in common by all community members of about 90 small building sites. The old barn is currently home to 3 horses. Twice a year the island’s heritage feral flock of about 100 black-faced sheep are passed through the barn for shearing, medical attention and thinning. Boy do I have some stories about that!