New Work :: Terrestrial

My newest work, Terrestrial, is complete. I've been hiking a lot lately and taking my camera with me. What I notice this spring is a combination of blooming of new growth and decay. I see an enormous variation of color and texture on my hikes and wanted to capture the feeling of that in my work. There are structured places in this piece as well as organic shapes. There are layers and layers of paint and paper creating a feeling of the effect or history that time creates. The colors also reflect a bit of what I've been seeing. Lots of earthy colors with pops greens and reds and even some sky blue. Due to the drought here in Northern California a lot of what would normally look green is dry and gold instead.