Father and Son is set in the low country of South Carolina, the home of the Gullah people. Some of the scenes I've painted in this book may not be familiar to readers but are part of Gullah Life.
The picture of the father and son carrying wood on their heads is something you can see three times a day, as men, women, and childrren carry pieces of wood and branches in this way to use as fuel in old wood-burning stoves.
Sweet-potato huts are still used today by people of the low country for storage and protection of sweet potatoes and yams. The huts are always cylindrical in shape and made out of pine straw, cornstock, and soil.