When Henry Ford produced the first Model T car Ford in 1908 it became known as the "Tin Lizzie" its production continued until 1927. In that period of time the Ford model T car changed transportation forever. It was the first mass produced automobile, making it affordable for the average family.
The inspiration for this painting "Dawn of a New Day" happened one afternoon when James Lumbers, walking down an overgrown trail in the woods, stumbled upon the remains of an old Ford Model T car slowly decaying in the vegetation that encompassed it.
Having a passion for doing paintings that relate the past with the present, this was too good to resist. Back in his studio, he penciled a Ford Model T car idea(Ford Model T painting evolution - http://blog.miroarts.com/
Henry Ford said "To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form".This was evident as Lumbers was inspired to create this Ford Model T car painting when he found the remains of a Model T Ford abandoned and decaying on a trail in the woods.
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The Ford Model T car painting is a blend of yesterday and today. He added the spectral image an old man standing by his Model T car to give humanity to the scene in the past as he peers across a river at today's metropolis, where his farm once existed. There is a message here as there are in many of Lumbers paintings displaying how our world is ever changing in so many ways.
Long recognized as an artist who blends the past with the reality of today, Lumbers creations are in demand from all levels of society offering visual images to see ourselves in a unique perspective.
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