The body of work is an offshoot from the Yosemite series and is made with a poem from Wendell Berry in mind.
"When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free."
"The Peace of Wild Things II", 44 x 90 inches, printmaking ink, paint, charcoal and paper. $4500.
"The Peace of Wild Things ", 94 x 84 inches, printmaking ink, paint, charcoal and paper.