Redwoods National Park: Children Play
Redwoods National Park: In Nature’s Kingdom, Children Play Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann
40×30 Oil on Canvas Stretched on Wood Bars
5″ Dark Wood with blue mat with gold wood trim and liner
Lower Left – Baumann GV 3-1-1
Journal Entry: September 1997
My journey lured me off the beaten path to venture deeper into the forbidden wilderness. My quest becomes impossible as the forest thickens and the vegetation surrounds me. I am its prisoner. It does not allow me to pass. Thousand year old Sequoia trees stand like generals commanding the underbrush to defend what lays beyond. I defy the request and break through. As I try to get a bearing on where I am, I check my compass and notice it is spinning out of control. With my food and water gone, I can go no further. I stumble exhausted, and lay down by a creek to rest. Suddenly, I wake up to the sounds of children playing; yet I know that I’m the only one here. I pull myself up, climb over a boulder, glance in the direction of the sounds, and notice a sparkling light dancing over a blue waterfall. It seems alive. I bring out my sketchbook and quickly render this scene. Where am I? I still do not know, but this place is different. I have stumbled upon a playground where God’s children frolic among the dancing waters, where light tells the story, and where “In Nature’s Kingdom, Children Play.”
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This painting will be displayed in Stefan Baumann’s One Man Show titled: “Reverence: An Artist’s Tribute to Nature” at The Orland Art Center in Orland, CA from September 1 through 27, 2014.