ART STATEMENT – TREES AND FOREST WARNINGS
Thom Wright 2014
Big trees and large forests have long inspired humans beyond the utilitarian resources they provide. Their spirit is uplifting; they grow in annual cycles, some becoming massive, towering and long lived wonders. There is extraordinary strength in their limbs and branches, and yet they rhythmically move with the wind. Each is unique, yet is constantly changing with time and season. They thrive with earth, water and sun, and they benefit man and the environment. Symbolically they join the earth with the sky. Yet now only 25% of the world’s forests remain, and some of these are in environmental stress from human activity. In my Cubist and expressionistic painting style, I paint abstractions of these qualities of large trees.