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Love Knot.
Charcoal 28" x 40" 2007
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Tree Portraits and Canopies

These drawings are quite large—up to eight feet—and elaborate, executed directly on thin sheets of plywood mounted directly on the wall or ceiling. They recall childhood afternoons spent lying on the grass or walking in the park. They afford a rare serenity to urban dwellers by connecting with primeval memories.

Far from inanimate objects, the trees in these portraits are like ancient individual personages of great age and wisdom. The ceiling-mounted canopy drawings depict interweaving tree branches, foliage and the sky beyond. They are meditations on pattern, nature, history, and memory. Intended to be viewed while laying on a mat or mattress, they invoke an aspiration toward the treetops, while providing shelter from the frightening infinite.

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