New Painting: Spine
I’m really having fun with this new anatomical series!
This new painting, “Spine”, is the latest piece my exploration of the similarities between patterns that occur in the human body and in nature.
Put simply, I love the way that the shapes of tree branches echo the shapes of veins, brain synapses, bronchi in the lungs, nerves, hair, etc. Humans often spend so much time conquering and avoiding nature that we forget that we are a part of nature, just like trees and plants.
In this series, I’ve been bringing nature into the body, both to remind myself that I am part of nature, and as a metaphor for personal growth. Trees have always been a symbol of growth and thought for me, so I’m expanding on that metaphor.