"Of Rumination on Pine Trees"
Watercolor, Charcoal, and Oil on Mixed paper
This painting has come to represent decision making and how we as humans do not always know what the ultimate outcome of our decisions will be. It was driven by the desire to explore the characteristics that define pine trees including the varieties, textures, colors, and growth patterns. In these explorations a deeper awareness of pine trees and where they are supposed to grow was realized. Many pines are not native to the environment in which they are growing, and were selectively planted by people for a variety of reasons. These decisions lead to the proliferation of pines within our society, and yet it is doubtful that this was the expected outcome.