Before Us

Before Us by Patrick Samuel
Soft pastels on off-white paper
23x30xm approx
Original not available
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There was a time long before we were here, when the Earth flourished and visitors came in droves to marvel at the wonder of Earth. Nature’s force was fierce and unrelenting then. She was why they came. Her hills and valleys were wide. Her oceans and lakes ran deep and pure. Her sky was like a lover’s embrace; it held everything in its place, only to move it all again at her whim.

That was before the beast of man who pillaged the Earth and tore it from nature, like a child from the womb of its mother.