This piece positions the artist as a solitary presence, in an expansive environment devoid of human scars. The time is dawn, bringing with it opportunity, possibility and the choice of living the new day in a different way. The sunlight is touching the ridge on the Western side of the valley, but no rays reach the artist. The landscape still rests, and in this time of quiet and promise, prehistoric rock formations approach the sweeping curve of the river for a drink. As they have for eons before.
With this artwork, I am offering the viewer a different way to value what is around us and find a way to preserve what has always existed and may not continue to do so, with our interference.