28”(h) x 21”(w)
SUNSET TREES is part of the Split series in which objects are deconstructed into shapes and then kaleidoscopically manipulated into something new, while still retaining their original iconography.
Organic elements from nature, including trees and sky, are photographed and then digitally manipulated to create a juxtaposition of shape, shadow and color. Monochromatic silhouettes of branches in blacks and grays, reminiscent of Victorian filigrees, create tessellating patterns against a background palette with colors drawn from leaves, flowers and the gradient sky at sunset.
These patterns are always around us, but we don’t always take the time to recognize their beauty and complexity. This image focuses our attention on them and allows us an opportunity to appreciate them.
published in And Then literary & arts journal (Volume 22, 2023)