The Giving Tree
Consisting of three panels, this work was inspired by the different challenges that I work to overcome in my life. Although the panels break up the painting, the tree and branches continue on over the gaps. The symbolism of the tree is also an important factor. Trees seem to have a way of continuing to grow even in difficult climates. Their initial growth path may be changed given what resources are provided, for example, switching directions in order to obtain more sunlight. I find strength in this imagery of such a solidly rooted entity.