February 14- March 4, 2017
Reception Friday, Feb.17, 5-8 p.m.
Gallery Hours Mon-Sat. 12-5 p.m.
Trees reveal their beauty throughout all the seasons, whether luxuriant with leaves or bare to the bones. With their roots in the earth and their branches in the sky, they seem to exist in multiple realms, slipping in and out of vision. Swaying, leaning, and twisting, they appear to be still and unchanging but also fluid and ephemeral. For this series of images, I wanted to render an emotional rather than a realistic portrait of trees. In order to do this, I used a soft focus lens and camera movement. The translucent wax of the encaustic process enhances the depth and sensuousness of the image. These are indeed dream trees existing more in my imagination than in the woods where they are found.