Lot is a small canvas painted using very many blue, white, and ocher-yellow circular brushstrokes.
This is one of a group of paintings inspired by the tree farm I worked on as a teenager. There I was surrounded by the patterns made by light as it passed through the trees. Here I was thinking in particular of the leafless tree-line in early spring.
The tree-farm reference is especially nice here, since this canvas is one of the first that I made using wooden stretchers milled from trees grown on that same farm.
The post-consumer recycled synthetic canvas used for this painting is from a bolt that I had custom manufactured (with help from Scott Bodenner) in a related attempt to take some responsibility for the environmental impact of my materials.
So this little painting spans several layers of meaning around renewal. I don’t know if something as simple as a painting can make much of a difference in a world bent on consumption. But for me, it does point at some possibilities that I want to pursue as I continue to paint.