Part 1 – The Adoration of the Earth – Introduction


48″ x 72″
Oil on Canvas

Introduction to the “Rite of Spring” – Part 1

I began this work appropriately at the thaw of our dreary long winter in May of 2014. With only a few crocuses pushing their way through the frozen ground, I understood all too well the desperation for life to emerge again.

“The swarming of spring pipes” – Stravinsky

This movement is approximately 3 minutes and 22 seconds.

with permission:
2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008