44" x 44"
Itasca State Park, home of the Mississippi river headwaters...trying to paint a more relevant or realistic view of nature. I wanted to depict a very elegant and fluid green foliage and contrast that against a sharp and rigid fractured tree. I like thinking of this as a metaphor for critical mass and a breaking point. That psychological tension might be what this piece is about, I'm not entirely sure. Sometimes I paint with a very specific idea in mind, while other times I just find subjects that resonate with me and I paint them to discover their meaning.