Vermont oil painter, It's all about color, Nature, People paintings,
Monday, February 23, 2015
MOTHER NATURE WALKS AMONG HER DEAD
This is a sort of a first draft of a painting that I started working on when, somewhere, I heard the phrase, "Mother Nature walks among her dead". The image seemed quite clear to me. There would be a field of scorched earth, littered with dead - natural beings and human trash alike. The animals are there to suggest the dying earth and the trash is there to suggest that it is the fault of humanity. As I work on this, I will make the ground browner and deader with more debris. The key to it all, the most important part, will be that Mother Nature will have in her hands a tiny plant seedling. I hope that this painting works out with the clear message that it is only Mother Nature who has the power to clean up the mess that we have made and repopulate the Earth with teeming life and diversity that belong here. It will take a long time though.