Trees of Life
Oil on Canvas
Paintings that re-interpret the traditional folk art form, the 3-dimensional Tree of Life, into 2-dimensions, adding a contemporary edge.
The paintings depict modern women integrated with Trees of Life. Influenced by the 18th and 19th century Spanish and Mexican portraiture, iconic religious images and masks they are elaborate with ornamentation. Inspired by folk art, the intended effect is quirky and unpretentious. Each tree of life incorporates a set of thematic figures that represents what the woman is thinking, or obsessing about at the imagined moment.