Thursday, October 30, 2008

Big House

"The house that Jacob built" - acrylic on canvas, 2005

Being a former interior design student, I really enjoy painting architecture, and this home has special memories for me. It was designed and built by my great-grandfather, Jacob Aho, and we would visit it often when I was a child. Back then, it seemed absolutely massive, and I recall feeling hopelessly lost in its maze of rooms, great-aunts and great-uncles. It's now serving as a museum of sorts at the family farm in central MN. And although the size is still impressive, it has apparently shrunk just a bit. ;)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember visiting the "Aho Farm" when I was a kid...the big house was amazing. It did feel huge, we had fun exlporing the many rooms. Melissa