I am devastated by the wholesale assault on our public lands. Recently this administration dramatically slashed the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah for human exploitation. I look to prose, poetry, and painting for the strength to recommit myself to pushing back against arrogance and contempt for our natural world. I found this line from Wallace Stegner: “We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.” 1994.
Original watercolor on watercolor paper, unframed.
The piece: 3.75 x 5.5 inches