I think the tree is an element of regeneration which in itself is a concept of time.
My latest set of work, all digital, is out in the world. Working in Photoshop, directly incorporating my own images in multiple ways, has been fast, fun, and freeing.
I can’t get away from the tree as an inspiring subject, so I went for it as the theme, varying just the focal point.
I used photographs to build up colorful textures and then used those colors as my palette. I found that using the trees as the layer in between the textures produced a print-like quality, varying from batik to linocut, that still appeals to my printmaking self.
The entire set of work, rendered on canvas, was on display at Sightline Institute during November and December last year. It has moved to my local Starbucks (Lakemont in Bellevue, WA) for the month of January 2011.
I am using an online marketplace for printing options. RedBubble can not only print to canvas or frame my prints, but also offers additional options of greeting cards, calendars, and varying degrees of framing such as mounted or matted prints. Their prices are reasonable and they can ship anywhere!
Let me know what you think.