New paintings in a series highly influenced by our transition to the Bay Area from Southern California.
On our many walks beneath these age old trees I actually felt connected in a time of great disconnect. The new landscapes, especially the redwoods, have really been a place of clarity and sanctuary from the chaos of the times.
I’ve been surprisingly compelled to approach this new subject matter with much more detail and objectivity. In the past my work was often completely nonobjective and abstract. I suppose that’s what I’m seeking to convey in these images. The objective details and textural abstract of the natural world, combined with a kind of intuitive and inner sensory manifestation.
The trees, they help you let go and breathe, so you can just be. Here in the forest where at first one feels small in comparison to the cathedral of trees. I found a little peace in my inherent relationship to the whole and like a passing breeze came a moment of freedom from the race.