Artist's Statement
by Doug Grosjean

As an artist, I draw inspiration from every day in my life that makes a strong impression on me.

From February 2013 to April 2014, I worked as an 1885 farmer at Firestone Farm in Greenfield Village, a living history museum which is part of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan; working the land and tending the animals as it was done in 1885. Performing hard physical work, the farm and the animals became my muse during my time there. During long winter lunch breaks I'd warm up indoors and draw what I'd experienced, while it lay fresh in my mind.

The 3 images shown in Packingtown Review were all inspired by, and created during, that time.

Untitled 1

Untitled 2

Untitled 3


Packingtown Review – Vol.6, Winter 2014/2015

Doug Grosjean is an author and artist living in Dearborn, Michigan. The author of "Wheels" and "Doug Grosjean's Alaska Trip," he currently works as a mechanic on historic operating machinery at Greenfield Village.

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