Roseburg, Or (KMTR) A patriotic painting in Douglas County is getting a lot of attention. It's called “Saving Freedom" and it's been featured at the White House and homes all over the country. Caryl Baum says when she first set eye's on her late mother's painting she got chills.
She knew her mother had painted something special. Mary Jane Jordan painted "Saving Freedom" in 1991, but it wasn't until the terrorist attacks of 9-11 her daughter unearthed the painting by chance.
Struck by the patriotism and serendipity of finding it so close to the attacks, she made a few prints.The painting caught on in a big way, so much so that George Bush even ended up hanging one up in the White House. Now a part of the President's national archive, the painting could be immortalized even further. Caryl's applied for the painting to be put on a stamp.
She's also in the process of ordering a second round of prints and says she's already had plenty of takers. All the proceeds from the paintings will be donated to veteran's associations around the county.
If you’d like to order a print, contact Caryl at Cell: 541-530-3751 Home: 541-673-9839