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The Herald

The Herald

Piece description from the artist

The sight of trees starting to leaf out heralds the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. "The Herald" is one of my "tree of Life" paintings, and is in the second series of Tree of Life" works, focusing more on the emotional, social and psychological significance of trees and on networks of vegetation. It is in many ways a painting within a painting. The background landscape is boldly expressive and painted in a textured impasto style with grainy media, raking, wash effects and traditional painting. It could function alone as a compelling painting. In the foreground is a lone tree created by sculpting string and paper in layers using a special acrylic stiffening medium. The string and paper elements in the trunk and branches are wound and looped around each other. From far away the effect is a three dimensional textured tree. up close the illusion dissolves into a complex and fascinating tangle of knots, loops, materials and textures. The fiber media have a natural curvilinear quality which is echoes in painted branches and leaves, melding the background and foreground ideas.

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36.0" x 36.0"
Acrylic with stiffened paper and string on canvas

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