“Fir and Spring Hillside”
Charcoal on hot-pressed watercolor paper
19″W x 18.5″H
San Juan Island
The web of life that connects everything manifests powerfully through the trees of our island. They penetrate deep into the ground where their roots and root hairs mingle with fungi, all sorts of micro organisms and other trees. And they reach up to receive life from the sun; like prayers for the earth. Sometimes, while drawing a portrait of one, I feel something new-as if the patient tree is guiding me to its mystery.