On Sunday October 8, 2016 from 2 to 4pm, I will be at the Jo-Ann Rose Gallery – Lake Anne Community Center in Reston exhibiting one of my favorite original pieces, “Fiery Birch” as part of the “Courage” art show. The show will run from October 1 to October 31.
I specifically chose this piece since it is one of the first mixed media collages that I experimented with the notion of “pushing through my comfort zone.” Most of my paintings have been inspired by my photography and usually have a very illustrative or representational nature. “Fiery Birch,” a tree located in my neighborhood, is a bold and older tree that I say hello to when Laila, my lab and I pass under its twisting limbs on our daily walk. The tree’s bark looks like fat braids with knots twisting around its trunk. There is a path that is now bumpy from giant roots lifting from the ground that curves around the base of the tree. The path dweller can feel the strength of the roots, pushing through the cracked pavement. And like the artist who fights the contented voice whispering to stay within the conventional limits, the tree cries out, “just try and stop me!”
Please come and meet this inspirational tree and me at the “Courage,” Art Show reception, Sunday October 8 from 2pm to 4pm. Address below:
Jo-Ann Rose Gallery – Lake Anne Community Center
1609-A Washington Plaza
Reston VA 20190
This image is available for purchase. Click on the picture and it will take you to my Smugmug site where you can by a print or a product. Paperjewels.smugmug.com
A limited selection of my original art is also available for purchase at www.paperjewelsart.etsy.com