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