Latest work – 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas (sold)
The tree symbolizes many things across cultures. A few of these representations are rendered in this image:
The human figure is the tree as we are part of nature; arms branched up and out in celebration of life; roots anchor this life to the earth; a suggestion of the crucifixion in the way the legs are gently crossed, and the body appears to be hanging from the branched arms.
I am posting this in honor of the season. I am not completely happy with it and will probably paint over it unless I get a lot of feedback to the contrary! (The sketches looked great!)
In my childhood home, a tree grew in the woods at the edge of the backyard whose large trunk branched gently over a ravine. It was perfectly contoured for lounging. And so, I did. I spent hours in that tree, reading, writing, thinking.
This piece is an homage to that tree and my experience in it. I call it Girl in a Tree, 45″ x 34″, acrylic on canvas.
I was out looking for inspiration today. And I’m in the trees again.
The original image has been mirrored two ways producing secondary images in the lace of the leafless branches. In the first one, I see a nude woman’s torso. The second image looks eerily like a holy man or an angel in a temple. What do you see?
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