Pearl Eyed Mountains
2022, oil on canvas, 34 x 42
The sun rises violet over the hills
To the call of the three tiered peacock tree
Long ago the peacock and the tree became one
The peacock sat in the tree for so long
Too afraid to fly
That soon it's very being fused with its environment.
The structure which had supported it became its chain.
Looking out over the valley the peacock tree sees
the eyes of the mountains staring back.
Catching the morning light
Eyes that looked like pearls.