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Witness Tree

I have been painting night and day these last few weeks as I finish up the work for my upcoming show, Trespassing,  that opens in only 9 more days.The painting featured above is titled Witnesses and is based on the surveyor's term: Witness Tree. This refers to the trees close to a section corner. The surveyor blazed them and noted their position relative to the corner in his notebook. Witness trees are used as evidence for the corner location. I think it sounds like poetry. This show is inspired by the idea of crossing defined boundaries in an attempt to discover new territory so some of the work is titled after survey and land use terms.

Work is starting to pile up in the studio.
Several very large-scale encaustic works will be featured in this show and I hope you’ll join me at the Pacini Lubel Gallery for the opening event on February 3rd from 6 to 8. Once I wrap up all the art and finish my pre-show details I will share some additional work images and post my artist statement.

Detail from Witnesses - Encaustic on panel - 48" x 48"


Valerianna said…
I'm a new follower of your blog... I'm a painter as well... Your work is stunning. The show looks great, and I;m interested in the ideas- crossing boundaries, finding new territories, and, yes the "Witness Trees" is quite a poetic term. Unfortunately, I live in Mass, otherwise, I'd come see your work in a heartbeat. Have a great show!
Alicia! Your work just keeps getting better and better! These paintings are gorgeous!
Jann Gougeon said…
Beautiful! . . as is all of your work.
Alicia Tormey said…
Thanks so much Jann!