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oil on canvas, green frightening sky, towering cliffs and a nearly trapped boat


Inspired by Salcman's poem, "Mother of the Bay" is an ode to the Chesapeake Bay and a prayer for its survival. I envision the Bay under a poisonous green sky, forbidding and ominous, a sailor and his boat squeeze pass towering cliffs with "a million oaks, their stances cocked on cliffs, their branches burning..." You can hear Salcman's reads his powerful poem, a message of warning and hope in Vision Verses Voices portfolio.