It is late summer in the land of the Etruscans, and for months no rain has fallen. The land has dried to bone, and livestock crunch on brittle leaves.
Across the hill dotted landscape, vast fields of grain sway in a gathering wind. A few weary Etruscan farmers pause in their labor, and peer into the sky.
The winds swell into gales, and rattle the needles of towering cypress trees. as the dark shadow of the oncoming clouds falls over meadows and pasture, a family of shepherds gathers their flock and heads for the shelter of the great Archaic Complex. Here, they will be protected from the oncoming storm, in the presence of their rulers and their gods.
With a thunderous roar, the skies open over Poggio Civitate, and the parched lands are drenched in the waters of life.
--- This painting is a reconstruction of an Ancient Etruscan site known as Poggio Civitate as it may have appeared in the 6th century BCE, and is based on research I conducted while working on the site. ---
23" x 17" Oil on Hardboard, 2016
Jordan Walker is a fine artist and illustrator currently living in western Oregon, and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.
He has spent his life roaming through deep woods and rugged coastlines exploring the wonders of the natural world. His life-long fascinations with natural history and ancient civilizations, as well as worlds of fantasy and science fiction have lead him to create work of his own that explores strange new worlds, as well as the one that we know.
His work has been shown in national galleries, and many of his paintings are ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.