Trees for the Forest
Artist: Jennifer Connolly
Tempera on Watercolor Stock (16"X24")
Stickly trees, scorched by winter's cold, capture puffy storm clouds within their tendril-like branches seeking to express the interlocking relationships of earth to sky (and sky to earth) while the childlike representationalism explores the meaning of these contextual relationships. In doing so, they demand that they will not be ignored, even by shapeshifting watervapor.
Making this work even more compelling is that the artist has chosen a simple medium which has been cleverly employed on paper stock not usually used in this style. Deeper explanations merely obfuscate the primitive forms, and their actions, rendering those explanations pithy and hyperbolized.
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