For the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
Oil on Canvas - 41 x 30
Lydia Maxwell.... 7 am. And I am here at the Battlefield in Pennsylvania. Director Ron Maxwell is at the center of the field, on horseback. Olivia and Jonathan, our daughter and son here. Filming starts. It is humid, scorchingly hot, the grass is wet with horses, canons, actors, production staff, visitors and hundreds of others. Canon fire begins to fill the skies, the views as swirling helicopters fly overhead with cameras. Blinding dust cover cables as men run in flanks across the field, bayonets charging.
The spectacle that is war is before us all. July 1863 is recreated.