by Eric Whollem
wax resist on paper
Collection of the artist
8.5" x 11"
Copyright by the artist
An Allegory of Spring
This wax resist was painted in a small studio at 1400 feet in
the Sierra Nevada foothills. This terrain is filled with valley
oaks, gray pine, ponderosas and manzanita. The outcrops of
granite have clusters of stonecrop, a native succulent. It was
always the first green leaf of the dwarf oak that was the first
sign that spring was on the land.
The manzanita was always first to bloom. In February.
Filling the land with a scent like honey.
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