2023 WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Original Watercolor Karen Strum Black Frame 16x20

Regular price $140.00

Original Watercolor and Pen painting titled "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Karen Strum and it was  produced in 2023. 16x20 Black Frame with double mat featuring 11x14  opening for art. Art is signed, and it is cardboard backed. The frame is finished with brown paper. The artist information is on the frame and on the back of the original art. The frame has a wire hanger. There is one spec of visible dust under the glass.

Where the Red Fern Grows is a 1961 children's novel by Wilson Rawls about a boy who buys and trains two Redbone Coonhounds for hunting. The book is a work of autobiographical fiction based on Rawls' own childhood in the Ozarks. The red fern  symbolizes the sanctity of the spirit and the possibility of rebirth and renewal in the face of death and loss. While  many stories about a boy and his dogs will inspire waterworks, the two coonhound siblings featured in the book — don't just die. One of them is brutally mauled by a mountain lion, and the other one dies of something even worse: a broken heart. The themes of death presented in this book are a weighty subject and the reason this book has been banned in some schools. If you are a collector of banned books and fine art objects, this Original Watercolor Painting with a literary design is a perfect edition for your study or sitting room.

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