April, opening, buds to blossoms. This year our Easter comes deep into April, hopefully with an abundance of trees in full bloom. This painting started out with a loosely painted cruciform figure in vivid pinks,orange and deep purple. I then cut out a Tree of Life pattern and attached it over the cruciform figure,just under the head. Then I took the colored sheet that had the stencil of the Tree cut away , flipped the direction and attached that as my third layer onto this board. Viewing this work from a distance there is a big movement, like the energy of a dance pulsing, pushing that mysterious life force that opens everything in this season.
The Dancing Tree
acrylic, chiyogami paper on board
16 x 16