Three white trees and fireline, 2007 Dimensions: 153×137 cm Acrylic on linen
This painting was interesting to do. The more I worked on the forms of the trees the clearer their shared history became. It was not obvious at first but since every tree has its natural pattern of growth, rhythmic and predictable, when an expected branch is missing it tells of the storms and fires experienced during its lifetime. Through this the lifespan of the tree is brought to mind, and its reference to the human lifespan and the way our experience shapes us all.