Monday, 1 February 2010
These are part of a series of work entitled "common destiny'
I chose models from extremely varied backgrounds, from friends living with full blown multiple schlerosis, to friends living with severe addictions and mental distress, to actors, writers, and spiritual leaders. All the portraits are drawn or painted onto very thin cross sections of tree trunks, ranging from Cherry Tree, Western Hemlocks to Alder and Poplars. The common destiny is the one humanity shares with that of the tree, and how we are totally dependent on their existence and prosperity if we are to survive as a specie.