"Osage One"

Size: 8.4' x 6'
Medium: Charcoal, acrylic, oil on linen
Year: 2016

"Osage One" is inspired by an individual tree in Louisville's Central Park.

A completed charcoal drawing on sized linen maintains a fresh, breathing quality in the final painted image. After spraying the charcoal, letting it drip on occasion, acrylics are transparently layered. Opacities and textured areas are built to juxtapose against transparencies. The complementary systems of photosynthesis and respiration and the proportional components of our atmosphere are depicted in spheres within the overall sphere. Subtexts to the oneness of our existence within our world and within our broader universe.