Sun Of Righteousness
Drawing - Line Art
"Sun of Righteousness" is a line art drawing from the Spirit of the Southwest Series and the Soul of Place Collection by Dawn Richerson. Inspired equally by the rich culture of the desert Southwest, particularly northern New Mexico, and mystical experiences on the way, I combined the simplified shapes of an otherworldly cow skull and the slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the background with the simple circular shape to represent the rising sun on a hot desert day and the hope of a second life and the resurrection or awakening of a new dawn and a new day for the whole of humanity.
While completing this artwork, I was also inspired by a favorite verse from the Old Testament, Malachi 4:2: "...the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall." This verse speaks of righteousness and reverence—two core qualities of life that echo from the canyons of the desert Southwestern United States. With a nod to Georgia O'Keeffe for the simplicity and sacred resonance of her New Mexico paintings and artistic renderings.
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March 1st, 2020
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