Forests are filled with magic, mystery and a sense of
intrigue. Like humans, every tree in the forest has its own unique attributes and personality. In these works, I initially
used trees as a way to add vertical dimension or quite literally chop up the landscape. Creating patchwork like compositions,
I further increased the sense of mystery by adding human faces, feet and hands with paint or a heat transfer technique.
In more recent works, these trees have become more three dimensional and have taken on more human like forms. In Old
Elm Speaks, based on a poem by Kristine O'Connell George, the tree forms a facial expression as it imparts knowledge
to its young sapling. The work presented in this series is vibrant and bold at a glance, but on closer inspection, mysterious
and fantastical, a bit like a fairy tale run amok.