I like the irony of this piece. Like my painting, American Sparrows, I had had the idea for Amish Pace for years before I painted it. The idea stuck in my mind when my mom told me about an Amish horse she had seen making a left-hand turn across traffic. She described how hard he was pulling and the steam and sweat that he emitted. It emblazoned an image in my mind of the meek Amish horse being used to protest technology, and yet, like no other horse in history, having to compete with modern day traffic. This picture attempts to capture the power of a horse and comparing it to the power of technology.