The adorable amphibian shown in this painting is quite small, but absolutely incredible in its sleek, delicate body and pensive expression. The red-backed salamander is a precious inhabitant of our natural world, and its recent population decline can tell us much about the viability of our eastern forests. Acid rain is affecting the maple-dominated home of this tiny Being, and "Home for Salamander" will help educate others so that humanity can abate this threat, affecting many aquatic and forest ecosystems. Each drop of water that falls from the sky should be pure and clean and sparkling. I feel very fortunate to have studied these elusive, yet special creatures during this creative process. They are helping us to understand. For more information, please go to www.studiodune.com.
Rebecca Richman, Parker, Colorado Member Since June 2006 Artist Statement "To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from." ~ Terry Tempest Williams
To honor our relationship with the natural world, I paint the space between the threads that weave together the beautiful tapestry of biodiversity. My work reflects the quiet connection of one life to another, and the intricate ways in which we impact our planet and are impacted by it.
Let’s celebrate our connection to wildness. To the earth. To all life. ~ Rebecca Richman