The Source - oil on canvas 1998 60 x 60
 
 
 
 
Rarely do we have a chance in our civilized world to experience the awesome power of planetary forces in the act of creation. The eye is drawn to the lava pouring into the ocean, hissing, until it slows, then lies still on the ocean floor. The beachfront is rough; the area is too new to draw sand. The jungle creeps to edge of every cliff. A river of fire trails back to the volcano, smoke and mists obscuring the fiery damage. The air is thick with ash, yet colored in the same rich hues. A tiny figure peers over the cliff on the left drawfed by the massiveness of nature. This land is completely alive.