by Oriana Kacicek (1986-)
6 × 8 in., oil on linen
This was a commissioned piece, derived from an image of a 1936 dustbowl photo found in the Library of Congress over at Shorpy.com
March 1936. “Heavy black clouds of dust rising over the Texas Panhandle” — evidence of the forces that were driving thousands of farm families in Texas and Oklahoma to the West Coast in the great Dust Bowl migration chronicled in “The Grapes of Wrath.” Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein.