Trees

I have a relationship with trees. Is it a 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
2016
21" x 21"
 
$1000
 
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

 

 

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Ghost Trees: Tree Trunks IV
2016
21" x 16"
 
Private Collection

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. 

 

Blue Forest
2013
26 inches x 12 inches
 
$500
 
Juried into "Monochrome," R Gallery, Boulder, Colorado, February 2020; and
"Abstracting the West," Laramie Art Quilters, 2016
  

 I am intrigued by forests and how trees disappear into the distance.  I wanted to portray this in a monochromatic color scheme.

 

 

Tree Trunks
2015
25" x 38"
 
Private Collection

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? 

 

 

Aspens  IV
2012
30" x 40"
 
Corporate Collection

Sacred Threads,  2015. Herndon, Virginia and traveling exhibit.