Peace on Earth- $20 prints

This piece (colored pencil on paper) is one of my favorites; a menagerie of color, it evokes a sense of power and harmony. It was inspired by the poem "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry, first given to me by my friend, teacher, and advisor, Doug Eckheart:

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.

1 comment:

KrazyFranco said...

I like this one a lot.