Fling Wide the Cloak

Each plains storm has its own personality. This is my rendition of a pale winter storm harnessing the power of the setting sun. It contains elements to balance Earth and Sky, including rainwater, limestone, natural pigments and topsoil. Inspired by a passage from celebrated Great Plains author Willa Cather, “The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.” So pleased this piece went to a lovely couple in Arkansas.