Mark Zimmerman  

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Harney Peak - the Core

acrylic on canvas
36" x 54"

Off one side of Harney Peak, a great defile cuts close to the bulging core of the great mountain.  A freshet courses through the defile after rains or with melting snow, it fills a small basin with water that is golden in every light.  A golden heart beats at the core of Harney Peak.  The mountain is said by many to be enchanted, a place of power, and the center of a universe.  It may be so.  I have tried to paint the power of the place, to paint the heat of its heart more than the cool of its stone.


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