I’ve been working on a series of drawings and paintings using tree motifs to explore the family tree of life on earth and the connectivity of our ecologies. (There is a list of links to other posts in the series at the end of this article). The current series features fairly literal trees, placed in different contexts that comment on the biological sciences – micro and macro.
The strong tree motif is also featured less literally in some of my paintings focused on networks of various sorts. The two ideas and series overlap seamlessly, but there is also a clear delineation in the series.
I’d envisioned this as a series of between 10 and 20 paintings of fairly literal tree shapes with accompanying drawings. Three more of the paintings in the series are in progress and are at various stages in the drying process. I’ve been working with thick acrylic layers and extruded structures, so it takes a little time for each stage in a painting to fully dry. The bright side to this approach is that it allows plenty of time for WIP updates. So, without further ado, the “in progress” images of “tree of life 3,4, and 5” are pictured below.
Other posts on the Tree of Life Series: