Making Sense of it All #1, 2017. Oil on Canvas 100 x 110 cm
עושה סדר בראש
For is the tree of the field a man? Deuteronomy 20:19.
Using trees as a portait of a human soul or destiny, is as old as art and psychology itself.
I choose particular species and shapes to symbolize my state of mind or philosophical life questions. Trees may be steady or rebellious, wise or impetuous. mature or potential, spiritual or carnal, and Hebrew or universal.
But this particular childlike tree shape?
The fluffy, cloud like foliage sits top-heavy upon the slender trunk with its graceful Gothic slouch. Well, that upper part obviously is about our air filled thoughts. Heads in the clouds. Spirituality for the masses. All sitting upon a quite flexible, delicate trunk of decisiveness and actions.
Making Sense of it All #2, 2017/ Oil on Canvas 100 x 110 cm.
Oil triptych on canvas, 125 x 225 cm. Commissioned work.