How close were life and death and how close they were to one another. The Blue Ridge buzzard swooped with a fury, diving headlong toward the earth, where tender spring irises rose up and would not be vanquished by his fierce determination.
What is your essential story of life? What is alive in you?
Proximity was inspired by a moment along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. It is included in the Blue Ridge Blessings Collection of paintings by Virginia artist Dawn Richerson and the Animal Kingdom and Spirited Life collections.