Vignoble & Orge, St. Dizier

30 x 40 cm. Oil on Panel.© The Artist.
Post-scriptum 2009 : passed by this place yesterday & was saddened to see that many of the hedges & trees are no longer there. Grubbed out. Gone.
they’ve gone mad
the tractors & the chain saws aren’t enough
the trees have gone
now it’s the turn of the hills
the great mechanical diggers are attacking the very slopes
levelling all lines
flattening everything
no long now till they kill the very soil
this generation of farmers & ECC grant givers & ‘agricultural technicians’
don’t know what they’re doing
their paysan grandfathers
who tended the earth
with less greed
less ignorance
less government grants
less despair
now all gone