The 641 area code is mostly rural Iowa countryside with small to medium sized towns sprinkled throughout. A few miles outside of my town, a row of weathered vintage cars and trucks sits by the roadside, this Studebaker being one of them. A couple fields over, a wind farm rises from the horizon. The juxtaposition of the two is a fitting portrayal of the region.
It’s rich with history and tradition, yet embraces new ideas and technology — evolving with the times while remembering the past. The state bird, a goldfinch, sits perched on the truck’s hood ornament reminding the viewer of Iowa’s natural beauty and reinforcing the importance of maintaining a sustainable planet for generations to come.