Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Out of the Woodwork

I've done many pieces with a face either emerging or blending in with a tree. I use the tree as a symbol for many things, including growth, hiding, vulnerability, strength and solidity. Here it is meant as a metaphor suggesting emergence - or shedding the exterior force that holds one back.

And so, here I sit....waiting for the branches and the bark to fall in a heap all around me....

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love this, it is like shedding of skin, so the contrast of the bark and different eyes. Def one of my favorite pieces by you.