Painted Branches: Toward Transformation

Painted branches: limbs that border sky, carving geometry, setting boundaries. This subject has preoccupied me for over a decade. Originally inspired by a trip to the Middle East, where observing its complexities and beauty, layered history, and divisions, the painted branch became a way to explore this. The delineation of a branch, the departure from the trunk, the overlaying, intermingled and woven outlines come together to create a thing of beauty. The branch borders pieces of sky, and for me, offered a way into hope, illuminating a bigger picture.