One of my favorite memories will always be my family cabin. There is magic in that lake and those woods. All the life hidden beneath the surface of the water and the abundance of wildlife swirling around on land. A reminder that we are not greater than any living thing. Deer to me are one of the most majestic creatures. How swiftly they can arrive and how mystically they can disappear. Something else I love deeply about this place is the forest canopy. It’s so thick and the floor is just covered with giant ferns thriving in the darkness provided by the trees. Multiple worlds within worlds. . Deer are beautiful creatures. They are agile, mystic and beautiful. I feel like so many times we forget to see their beauty because they have been seen as so common. Just because you see a species every day does not mean it has to be forgotten. All living things can teach us something. This place has taught me a profound respect for the natural world and is one of my biggest inspirations in life. . ‘Beneath the Canopy’ measures 12x16inches on a deep edge gallery wrapped canvas. It is a new work a part of my ‘Light’ Collection. To follow this collection or message for purchase inquiries please go to @heather_freitas 🌈.