"Nicht Vergessen (Not Forgotten)"

By Michael Boss

Casein on Rag Board

18" X 14"

From the collection of Blackwell Properties, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio

After seeing Steve Schreiber's (webmaster for www.volgagermans.net) photographs of Walter, Russia, the thoughts of loneliness around this Russian prairie church resonated. I lifted elements of Schreiber's photographs and used them freely in the painting. Simple images of those who have passed on are symbolized in the clouds.