Terra Firma

Terra Ferma – SOLD – Prints Available


46 x 54 x 1.5 inches


Hard at work on a high terrace in northern Italy, this couple tills the soil and cleans the ground at the end of another growing season. The expansive energy of the land and the forest is all around, connecting them to the earth.

In this painting I focus on the unseen energy, the invisible forces that activate life and create dynamic movement. The liveliness of the land, the connection between the figures and the earth, their dedication to the growing cycle that has been in existence for hundreds of years – these elements are contained within this artwork. My daughter and son-in-law are featured here, tilling the soil on the high terraces of Liguria.