Archives for December 2014

Birch Bark Paintings

Good bye, my love

Good bye, my love

My love for nature and trees informs my work. I love the imagery created by nature and it excites me to respond to that imagery. The attached photo demonstrates an emotional response to my perceptive loss of a dear loved one. Instead of writing about that loss, I illustrated that loss visually by tearing away a piece of the main body of bark, then attaching the smaller piece by sewing it back on. The visual representation with the thread attached, just barely, told the story that I was barely hanging on. I just was not through with the relationship, my love, my friend.