Deadwood #3

2010

 

57 x 26

 

Acrylic on canvas, stretched over a handmade cedar frame

 

This series started as a rumination on the creepy tree from the HBO Carnivale series, and then more or less developed into a series about the starkness of trees in the winter.  They’re some of my earliest work, and are pretty much just black paint on natural, unprimed canvas. 

 

I can’t remember exactly what was going on in 2010, but something about painting these funky, misshapen trees was very therapeutic at the time.  Also, why did I build a canvas with such weird dimensions?  Who knows.

$200

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