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Tree of Life Series

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Paintings

  Large and Huge

Old Growth

 48 h x 48 w inches

 Old growth, acrylic with mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48;  inquire rv@nerdlypainter.com

Old growth, acrylic with mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

 

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Autotroph

36 h x 36 w inches

Autotroph, 36 x 36 acrylic and mixed on canvas;  https://squareup.com/market/nerdly-painter/autotroph-tree-of-life

Autotroph, 36 x 36 acrylic and mixed on canvas; https://squareup.com/market/nerdly-painter/autotroph-tree-of-life

 

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Prometheus

 30 h x 30 w inches

 

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Albedo

24 h x 24 w inches

Albedo, acrylic with hemispherical lenses and mirrored lenses on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

Albedo, acrylic with hemispherical lenses and mirrored lenses on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

 

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Small


Angels Tree

20 h x 16 w inches

A tree that I recently completed for an art trade.  it incorporates a number of experiments with media, yet retains an overall recognizable tree representation

A tree that incorporates a number of experiments with media, yet retains an overall recognizable tree representation

 

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Olive – sold

18 x 18 inches

olive

 


 Wildfire – sold

18 h x 18 w inches

Wildfire, acrylic and dry media on canvas, 18x18 inches

Wildfire, acrylic and dry media on canvas, 18×18 inches

 


 

Rooted

 12 h  x 12 w inches

rooted

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In the Air

 9 h x 9 w inches

In the air, Acrylic, extruded acrylic, ink and retroreflective glass on canvas, 9x9 in

In the air, Acrylic, extruded acrylic, ink and retroreflective glass on canvas, 9×9 in

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Series Notes

I consider the “Tree of Life” idea and its visual motifs as an important  subset of “Ecological Order“.  Each painting in the “Tree of Life” series is a different experiment with mixed media, and a different treatment of the subject. There are several ecological and bioscience themes running through the paintings in the series.   A prominent theme is evolution, and our common molecular heritage (DNA and RNA).  Tree of Life 1  , 3 , and 6 incorporate an evolution and DNA subject.  The tree represents the web of life, and the evolutionary and ecological connectivity of the species on earth.   Evolutionary connections and ecological connections are inextricably linked through natural selection, the formation of ecological niches,  and through  various ways that life forms have remodeled the Chemistry of the Earth. In other paintings in the series the role of trees as ecological regulators is explored. Trees play an important role in maintaining the interconnected fabric of life.    Mixed media textured dimensional approaches are used to create form and tree symbolism, and to evoke presence and absence in many of the paintings.   Three-dimensional textural presence is often juxtaposed with ghostly transparency or colors that usually denote negative spaces.  The combination of two disparate visual ideas intimates at the role and state of trees and vegetation in the modern world.  These life forms are critical to our survival.  They maintain the ecological balance and keep the fabric of life on Earth from unraveling.  At the same time their own ability to survive and thrive has been challenged by changes in our environment. The series includes some ink drawings that abstract tree structures, and function as studies.

 


 

 

Drawings

 

Abstracted Birch Study

7×10 inches

 

birch study, ink on paper, 5x8 inches

birch study, ink on paper, 5×8 inches

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Evolutionary Tree

7×10 inches

 

Evolutionary tree, ink on paper

Evolutionary tree, ink on paper

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Variation on a Cayley Tree

  5×8 inches

#56: Variation on a Cayley Tree, ink on paper, 5 x 8 inches;     https://squareup.com/market/nerdly-painter/variation-on-a-cayley-tree

Variation on a Cayley Tree, ink on paper, 5 x 8 inches

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Silent Witness

   5×8 inches

silent witness

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Posts on the Series

Tree of Life 1 – for all the DNA people;   Exhibits in MarylandTree of Life 2 In Progress and Finished;   Tree of Life 3,4,5 In Progress;    Tree of Life 2-6 Progress
Tree of Life 3;   Tree of Life 4;   Tree of Life 5;   Tree of Life 6
Branches and TreesEvolutionary Tree



Recently Sold Pieces

Apparition , 12 x 12    SOLD       Breathe, 30 x 30   SOLD

 


 

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