Ode to Soil
Tempera, made with natural pigments, on burlap
1.20m x 1.20m
Essentially, all life depends upon the soil … There can be no life without soil and no soil without life. I have spent a great deal of time observing and reading about processes in nature. And what I have learned is that there is no beginning and no end—nature is a circle…and working with nature, makes you very much aware of the importance of respecting this continuous form, of the need not to break it.
The most beautiful natural inorganic pigments come from the earth, our soil, the source and destination of all life…Mother Nature…Terra Madre. Earth is life and death. The connection is so powerful because soil basically carries the history of everything.
“Learn how to see, realize that everything connects to everything else” Leonardo da Vinci