Behold, Spring has Come

This painting celebrates the spring prairie, a lovely season where plants, long dormant, now grow with color, vigor and joy. At such times, nature reminds us of hopeful tomorrows. The title is drawn from a passage by Sitting Bull, a Lakota Sioux, “Behold, my brothers, spring has come; the Earth has received the embraces of the sun and we shall soon see the result of that love! Every seed has awakened and so has all animal life. It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being; and we, therefore, yield to our neighbors, even our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this land.” Lovingly painted with prairie limestone and soil to symbolize new beginnings. 30×40, surrounded by recycled wood frame.