Wednesday, 13 July 2011

John Henry

John Henry, or John Henry's House

There are some great songs about John Henry. He was an American folk hero, a simple hard worker. He worked as a steel-driver, hammering the railroads. When his job was under threat by a new steam-powered hammer, he tries to beat it, winning only to die from exhaustion afterwards.

I didn't mean to carry on the house in woods as a series, but it looks like I have.

I have a print of this for sale over on my Etsy, along with a couple other new images.

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