|Artist:||Westlund, Rainbow (Send an e-mail to Rainbow Westlund)|
|Description:||The energy from the solar disk of the newborn planet brings forth the urgency for life. Within the core of it's mass the "Candle of Life" burns.|
Bursting forth during the four billion year period known as the pre-Cambrian era, life lay dormant in it's gestational state, waiting for the candle to ignite.
From the dawn of the Cambrian era through the Ordovician era to the end of the Silurian, some 195 million years later, the quickening of life on the planet remained in the primeval oceans and lakes. As the Silurian era drew to a close the drama of life shifted to the lands. The internal forces that continually reticulated the face of the earth, caused mountains to rise, and inland seas to recede, leaving behind rich layers of marine sediments, ending with Devonian era some 60 million years later.
The plants began to creep out into the sunlight, laying their green fingers upon the shores. The carboniferous forest emerged, carpeting the naked hills with ferns and leafy plants. The green mantling of the shores, caused marine life to migrate to the uninhabited lands. Descendants of sea scorpions, lungfish, and finally echthyostega, the first amphibian, carried a fish like tail but later developed feet in place of fins. This led the way for the late paleozoic procession of terrestial life. The reptiles and the early ancestors of the mammals were in their beginnings. This spanned approximately 125 million years.
The Mesozoic curtain opened on the age of reptiles. The first dinosaurs appeared in the Triassic era 49 million years ago. The Jurassic epoch of 46 million years, brought about the sauropods, long necked, long tailed, four legged monsters, which included Dipladocus, the largest land animal. Stegosaurs, armored reptiles, weighed up to 10 tons. They ate from the then abundant flora of true conifers, cycads and cycadeoids that grew on the hillsides and plains. These beast fell prey to the great carnivorous theropods. Flying reptiles glided through the air. These including a sparrow sized spe
|Form of Art:||Painting|
|Size:||36" by 48"|
|Price:||$17,280 Prints $60|