I have a relationship with trees. Is it an reaction to the dry plains of Colorado where I grew up? Am I atavistically programmed to seek out shelter amidst the trees? I don’t really know; I just know that there are a lot of them in my art.
Avebury Oaks: Tree Trunks V
21" x 21"
Sacred Threads, 2017
The magic of the oak trees inside the Avebury stone circle inspired me with their timeless mystery. I imagined the trees centuries from now as they fade into memory
Ghost Trees: Tree Trunks IV
21" x 16"
On Edge, 2018. Edge Gallery, Lakewood, Colorado
Reflections, 2017. FRCQ Exhibit at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado
This piece tries to capture the mystery of a solitary tree trunk, standing sentinel, perhaps after a fire? Memories (ghosts?) of past trees and leaves enhance the solitude. While memories of the past heighten our sense of loss, our memories also bring us comfort.
25" x 38"
Art Quilt Elements, 2016. Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Based on my photo of a silver-leafed poplar. A tree can capture my imagination; can I capture the magic of a tree with pieces of fabric and stitching?
30" x 40"
Sacred Threads, 2015. Herndon, Virginia and traveling exhibit.