I am grateful that I am able to surround myself with inspiring art. This an example of one of the pieces of art that I have in my home. I found this artist’s work at the Des Moines Art Festival in 2008. It is a set of original paintings on wood by Mark Traughber, made with spray paint on primed wood from stencils that he designed and created. Each piece is 4.25″ wide, 6″ tall, .75″ thick. faced with a protective glossy finish. My best friend Todd helped me in selecting the pieces that formed this installation from a wide variety that the artist had available at the show.