2D PAINTINGS, NATURAL MEDIUMS
THINKING ABOUT THINKING
acrylic on linen canvas, 6' by 4', painted in 1984
This piece goes back a number of years.
In this painting the tree along with the clouds behind it form the shape of a brain. The
branching fractal pattern of a tree is to me one of the most universal shapes or forms in
nature. It is the visual expression of natural systems where nature needs to move
something from multiple points to a common point or the reverse. The figure sits in wonder
of his own mind and at its connection with nature.