"Three Sentinels" (Detail)
30" x 30"
My husband's family has deep roots on this Washington peninsula; akin to these old (but shallow) sprawling roots of the spruce tree that might have stood there more than a hundred years ago, before the bay claimed the land.
Monoprint with vintage stamp
4" x 6"
I did this monoprint over a year ago, long before I came upon the spruce roots. Each time I have viewed the print since then, I have rotated it back and forth, vertically, to determine if I liked the image best when it evoked downward or upward growth. I finally committed to the roots orientation a few weeks ago and added the collage elements. And then I discovered the gorgeous remnants of the spruce.