Like our children, the various species who share this planet with us are innocent. They stand together facing a future that is unknown. The little girl stands with the animals, her bare feet connecting with the soil. And while they stand together in harmony with the natural world around them, full of light and life, the roots lead to an unknown place. The child, the bear, the Great Blue Heron and the Spoonbill look pensively to the future, while the the fawn and raccoon look to us. The decisions we make, after all, impact their world. Will this child immersed in nature continue to love and stand with the animals as she grows into adulthood? And where do we stand?
36″ x 36″ Acrylic on Canvas