Translating for Trees
This wood grain design displaying here happens when the tree dies. It shows the beauty and complexities of death. The symmetry in the wood shows reflections of worldly things we know and see in everyday life, showing we are all from the same patterns. I believe trees have souls and record information while they are growing. I also believe trees, nature and spirits have something to say. Currently I am focussed on what the trees are trying to teach us, warn us about, and lead us towards through interpreting their messages. This series examines important messages in wood grain. I enhance these narratives with paint, essentially reading letters from the earth. I am a creative channel to help tell their stories. My goal is to read trees from all over the world.
Ultimately what links us all is that we live on this beautiful floating rock that needs our help. Every country needs more environmental awareness, so this planet can thrive and survive. This series creates an interesting and exciting way to open up conversations. Using my gift to give back is my passion, priority and purpose. I am interested in the interweaving of personal and global stories as discovered through the trees.
The Elephants Revenge
This piece signifies an elephant getting revenge. We all know the atrocities they go through. Having their tusks removed by spineless men. This represents an elephant getting his revenge, taking the mans spine. I didn’t enhance the mans figure. All the details were naturally there in the grain.
This one looks like a totem pole. The half bird half man is a representation of nature. In his wings are two men’s faces looking the other way. Which I feel is the unfortunate reality of how humans have destroyed nature for profit. No problem turning the other cheek. The bird has a mans legs because man is doing the walking & destroying. The legs were naturally there I didn’t add details. Above the bird is an Native American crying mourning the loss of the land.
Bearing Your Soul
In this one I see a bird person. Wearing interesting attire and elaborate wings. Using its hands to literally open up to reveal a soul emerging. Growing magically. Finally coming to the surface with no fear. Representing self discovery, strength and the power of truly finding yourself.
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Stick With Me & Feel The Fire
The dragon above is burning the turtle with fire. The woman is trying to stop him with her mind. Which is as strong as fire. This can represent many things. Such as using your mind to fight negative thoughts. Finding the way to that peacefully. Sometimes you need to hide in your shell from the negativity.
This is the first piece I completed in this wood series. It is a representation of getting in tune with your higher self and purpose. Seeing with your minds eye. Connected to her eye is a female form representing ones higher self.