Quiet Burn

•Ishan Project: 185/180•



Time: 1988

As the Forecaster stares down the valley of the Appalachian Mountains near Nashville, Tennessee he can’t help but feel his anger begin to bubble in his chest.  He notices 3, 4 then, over to the right, another cluster of these bodies who he had buried some 1000’s of years ago begin to resurface.  It was as though he was watching all of his efforts begin to be unraveled before his eyes.

His branches rub along his left cheek where he was once burned.  He’d never forget that day.  But now his attention turned to the task ahead.  He notices their limbs begin to stretch high to the sky absorbing the sun’s rays while gathering energy from the moisture in the air.  The first few drops of water begin to slide down their limbs and flow into their once dried crevices.  It was now time to sharpen the blades of these arrows that would pin them down.

QUIET BURN / Gouache, Graphite, Color Pencil / 8.5″ x 11″


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