FRANCIS LISTENS TO THE FISH depicts Saint Francis kneeling down to be closer to our Mother Earth as a multitude of brightly colored, intricately patterned fish come to him. Nature greets Francis as family, and Francis connects with the healing power of our planet.
Francis knows we are part of the planet. The earth’s cries are ours, too, and we must care for our wounded mother.
Because Swanson printed giclee editions in smaller batches, only those printed during his lifetime are signed by the artist. The remaining prints from the edition are made using the same image he created and approved, but with his signature printed where he would have signed them and individually numbered by the Studio.
“What we most need to do is to hear within us the sounds of the earth crying.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh