This piece was started in my hotel room during a visit to Yosemite. I was so inspired by the extreme beauty I did not want to wait until I was home and risk losing the memory and the energy of the forests there.
All works from the SPLINTERED WISDOM series are created on paper mounted wood panels artfully painted & splashed with pure watercolors. The rich texture of the trees are created with collaged bits of images of bark & litter, as a gentle reminder that if we do not stop trashing the planet, trees will not grow from our garbage in the future. The overall result is an aesthetically alluring landscape with a hidden message about protecting our forests.
All pieces from this series are finished with two coats of archival satin varnish, creating a contemporary but natural look. The edges are finished with varnish as well, but left natural and often display drips of paint from the process. No framing required.
This is a Diptych. Each panel is 20" X 24".
Watercolor, Collage, Pencil