An island, deserted by it inhabitants, bereft of its life, eerie. Forgotten is its history; the story of how the trees and fauna became stricken of their color. But it is said that when one looks closely, you can see in the surrounding waters, reflections of fox, bear, buffalo, and whole herds of long-extinct animals. And if one is patient, and listens closely to the soft voices of the wind and the lapping of the waves, a person can sense the sorrow of long suffering.
Is the story behind this image is true? Who knows? Maybe it's just gobble-dee-goop made up by some googler whose want for mystery is overly keen. But wouldn't you pause to consider the complexity of this forested, waterscape if you had discovered it as I did? Separating two boards of rough-sawn Cyprus, midway between dusk and dark, I discovered what could easily pass for a archaic painting. But no human hand moved the brush that painted this scene. Nature itself, through the oblique workings of common lichen, composed this creation which you see. Eerie. Remarkable.
The story behind it? That was mine. Now its yours, if you'd like to have it.