Road to Buddha's Farm
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Road to Buddha’s Farm

From ArcheanWeb’s Negative Expanse Series of artwork

(Negative Expanse Series)

Memories are imprecise and some pictures that we hold within our minds are purely composites of thousands of scenes we have viewed. Essentially they are art arising out of the imagination with no analog photo or sketch as a guide. Road to Buddha’s Farm is one such work of art. The countless dirt roads I walked as a child in the coastal, piedmont, and Appalachian regions of Virginia left a lasting impression—roads leading to and from old wooden houses and small farms, some abandoned and others not.

This artwork captures those roads. The forms of trees and a dirt road fade in all directions into expanses of negative space sweeping to the right. The road first carries the eye to the center of the image and the negative space leaves the rest of the scene to the viewer’s imagination. Is it a road in the tidewater, piedmont, or mountain region of the state? Yes.

The original analog work consisted of black acrylic ink-wash over a white canvas. The digital reworking blocked the negative space into several large swaths of light gray and hardened many of the tonal boundaries.


This piece of art is available as giclee prints on paper or on canvas. High-resolution versions of the image above are used in the printing process and the copyright watermark is removed.

Fine art giclee prints are available through Geo Galleries. The artwork is available in the following sizes:

  • 32″ by 24″ canvas
  • 24″ by 18″ print – framed and matted

Follow the link below for details on the giclee products:

Link to Geo Galleries

Glass Prints

This artwork is available as glass prints for both wall and tabletop displays. Delivery of the art-behind-glass is through Fractureme. For More information contact ArcheanWeb:

Feature Image: Road to Buddha’s Farm – Part of the Negative Expanse Series – by WM House (Copyright Archean Enterprises, LLC 2021. All Rights Reserved) 

William House
William is an earth scientist and writer with an interest in providing the science "backstory" for breaking environmental, earth science, and climate change news.