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Acrylic on canvas
Chester Fritz Library Collection
Sandi Dahl grew up on a farm in North Dakota. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, she has lived in her home state for most of her life. In her painting, The Futures, Dahl depicts a field with sunflowers in bloom and harvest-ready wheat.
Landscape of a field with wilted sunflowers.
While looking at Dahl’s painting, an observer with a background in farming commented that sunflowers and wheat are not ready for harvesting at the same time. The issue of seasonal accuracy, however, may not be of importance to Dahl’s artistic intent, and she has stated that her paintings “are not of a specific scene, but…emotional responses to that scene.”