This painting is 36 feet wide by 5.5 feet high and consists of three panels.
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Oxbow Blue has been on my mind for thirty years. Paddling the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park early one morning, we could hear geese honking sporadically, restlessly, ahead of us through the fog. The sun had not yet come up, and the scene, which I can still feel today, was bathed in hushed blues and grays. Then they took off in front of us, their wings gently splashing the surface of the water as they worked to gain altitude.
The scene was eerily beautiful, and it touched something in me. Shortly afterwards, I began contemplating major life changes, including the founding of Heron Dance. When I think of that scene, Albert Camus’ words come to mind:
A person's life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art, or love, or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened.
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