While taking walks during winter, I began taking photos of the intricate patterns of tree branches. I have always been inspired by the way the light shines through the leaves and branches of trees. I intuitively use the shapes of the branches and colors from my imagination to portray the light and life of the moment.
Trees, their roots and branches, spread like ideas, lightning, or connections in our brain. Every person who ever lived can relate to or have respect for a tree in some way. In this, trees are unifying. They speak to us, to our souls, without words but with quiet whispers. They gently share truths about ourselves, about history, and about eternity.
Trees are generous. They ask nothing of us but give the gift of their shade, fruit, and beauty all their lives. They re the ultimate example of family, of seasons, of growth, and life.
This past year I learned to play upright bass. Each week my husband and I played jazz with friends. As we progressed, we added dinner and a new cocktail to each meeting. Trying new cocktails with friends and combining them with music was intoxicating in more way than one, and the creativity and fun of it quickly spilled over into my exploration as an artist.
THE SHAPE OF MUSIC
An exploration of shape, color, and line inspired by music and cubism.