MOTH 2020 Auction ITEM51

April Showers (with Pegasus)

Estimated Value:$3,000

byMike Stasko


Colored Pencil on Museum Board - 22" x 18"

I’ve always been fascinated by passing clouds when shifting shafts of sunlight skip across the landscape.

‘April Showers (with Pegasus)’, a colored pencil on museum board rendering from my latest body of work ‘Seasons Of The Sisters’ showing exclusively at Sisters Gallery and Frame, depicts an early morning rain squall over our beautiful Three Sisters mountains. April showers, as the saying goes, brings May flowers in a season of rebirth, renewal and growth: a new dawn. Pegasus, the immortal winged steed of Greek mythology whose constellation rises in April low on the eastern horizon in the hour just before sunrise and whose appearance was considered a harbinger of Spring and seasonal transformation by the Greeks, can be seen cantering in the billowing storm clouds above South Sister.