Gaia’s Treasures: Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Gaia’s Treasures: Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light

The title of this piece is a double entendre that speaks to the loss of light at sunset and to the negative human impacts on our world. In the poem titled “Do not go gentle into that good night”, which includes the “rage” line of this title, Dylan Thomas writes about struggling to survive in the face of humans’ abuse, ignorance and denial. This piece depicts one of Gaia’s treasures, a sunset. While its unlikely that sunsets will be lost, it is true that other treasures of Earth are in jeopardy because of our mistreatment.

This is the first piece in a series of “Gaia’s Treasures”.

Materials

Slate, thinset, hand-made substrate

Size

10" x 10"

© 2016 Scott Fitzwater