Art in the Time of Coronavirus, or, “The Big Tree”

πŸŒ³πŸ’šπŸŒ³ HELLO SISTERS! IN MY OPINION A BURNED TREE IS LIKE A WOUNDED FRIEND. THIS IS A WONDERFUL WORK.

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AnimationDay01-28It will not surprise you to hear I made myself a massive, hunker-down, shelter-in-place project, now nearly three-quarters completed.

In January I received the people’s choice award at a local juried show. One option for the award is an exhibit on a large wall above the checkout counter at a nearby public library. Before the lockdown went into effect, I made it over there to check out the space. One side of the wall is 24 feet wide, with about 6 feet of vertical space. There is also a smaller wall on the other side of a central doorway.

I’ve always meant to try one of my burned tree paintings on the lengthwise axis of a roll of watercolor paper β€” but been intimidated by the time commitment required. With my beloved wilderness off-limits, I knew I needed something demanding to do.

When completed it will be 22 feet long…

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