Revolving, 2013-2017 Final size: 7.5 feet x 46.5 feet Pencil, colored pencil & acrylic on sheets of paper painted to look like graph paper
My recent drawings are based on the wide variety of trees surrounding my old farmhouse in rural Southern Illinois. The drawings look realistic, but the images are actually compilations of two or three different species with their usual characteristics exaggerated or made more complex. My drawings are beautiful but also slightly menacing because, as recent events show, nature is alluring, but it can also be deadly. Not long ago our area lost over 3000 trees in a major storm with winds up to 106 mph.
REVOLVING is a fallen tree held together with bandages. It is coming back to life, cycling through the seasons of the year and then back to winter.