Norman Rockwell’s works transport the viewer to a bygone era of simple joys, and Freedom from Want is no exception. Created to depict one of the Four Freedoms enumerated in President Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union, the charming vision of a family gathered around a Thanksgiving table is one of my favorites.
Thanksgiving 2012 found my extended family in New Orleans, and I announced that I wanted to stage Rockwell’s masterpiece at our own Thanksgiving table. Here’s the final product:
My history with Rockwell did not start there! I was lucky enough to go to the “Rockwell’s America: Celebrating the Art of Norman Rockwell” exhibit, which featured three-dimensional versions of Rockwell’s paintings, when it arrived at Pennsylvania’s King of Prussia Mall in December 2009.