#1154 "Desert under storm" 36x48" Mixed media on panel. $1,730. The following poem is also painted into the painting.
"Desert under Storm."
The glory of the desert under storm
the dunes all blotched with patches gold, rust, dry
under the blessed velvet tumultuous sky
the virga reddened by the light of dawn.
An ocean of sand fresh whipped up into crests
the waves of clouds hanging above their hips
that promise of rain yet moist upon their lips
the ocean of air a body of heaving breasts
and beating hearts; the lightning splits the dome
the wind whispers the sand up to a howl
then thunder drowns it out with its deep growl
there is no doubt that soon the rain will come.
And this is reason enough to have been born,
The glory of the desert under storm.