Life of a Tree: Palimpsest III (30"x22")
Oil on 100% rag, Arches oil paper, 30"x22", Berkeley, CA 2016.
The new is written over the old, spring brings new life after the dead of winter.
The inspiration for the Palimpsest pieces is based on my search for optimism in the context of the environment at risk. New life begins in the land unseen, the terra incognita. For the the enso (or circle) represents the creative and regenerative energy of the universe. These pieces are a visual representation of palimpsest wherein nature erases and rewrites upon the earth.