LARGE TREES > REVOLVING, 2013-2017





Revolving, 2013-2017, Full view
Pencil, acrylic and chalkline grid on painted paper
7.5 feet x 46.5 feet
2017
REVOLVING––Studio shot to show scale of drawing
Pencil, acrylic and chalkline grid on painted paper
7.5 feet x 46.5 feet
2017
Detail of Revolving–Winter to Spring
Pencil, colored pencil & acrylic on sheets of paper painted to look like graph paper.
7.5 feet x 46.5 feet
2017
Revolving--Detail spring
Pencil, acrylic and chalkline grid on painted paper
7.5 feet x 46.5 feet
2017
Revolving, 2013-2017    
Detail: Summer
Pencil, colored pencil & acrylic on sheets of paper painted to look like graph paper.
7.5 feet x 46.5 feet
2017
Revolving
Detail: fall
Pencil, acrylic and chalkline grid on painted paper
7.5 feet x 46.5 feet
2017
Revolving
Detail: Decomposition
Pencil, acrylic and chalkline grid on painted paper
7.5 feet x 46.5 feet
2017

Revolving, 2013-2017
7.5 feet x 46.5 feet
Pencil, acrylic and chalkline grid on painted 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.