Last Bite: An Unusual Barn
By Andy Radtke | Illustration By Andy Radtke 0
On a ridge that crosses the northern border of Sauk County sits this unusual barn of perpendicular design. A palette knife acrylic painting by Wisconsin artist Andy Radtke harmonizes its perch with a rolling, driftless distance in Morse-like dots and dashes of color. This survivor barn, constructed near the turn of the twentieth century, is a local landmark as much for its proximity to a hairpin curve in the road, as for the determined elm that has grown up out of the clay brick silo tucked into the crook of the barn's elbow.