A twisted base supports densely loaded branches creating cool shadows underneath.
Acrylic on Cradled Board
18” x 18”
This series of paintings looks at trees as if the stance and posture exacted on them with weather and time, presents a narrative to be discovered. On habitual bike rides, I observe the trees of Alki wondering about the forces imposed and muse over their correlating gestural response.
These paintings embrace bold and expressive color to punctuate each tree’s story and create a sense of movement or vibrancy within a moment. The portraits are also a response to our nature of ‘seeing’, of being observers of nature, each other, and ourselves.