These dryads are stationary, gazing at the world in front of them and marred by both the passage of time and the wants of man. Sort of The Giving Tree meets Stephen Gammell.
The tragedy of the Orlando shooting is becoming more real as details continue to come to light. As news crews and talking heads post headlines about investigating the shooter's family, his mosque, and somehow hetero-wash the actual LGBT community out of our own tragedy.
I find inspiration in many places. Instagram is filled with all sorts of creative people creating interesting, obscure, brilliant work.
My local art guild is having their first show of 2016 beginning next month. I've been working on my first of two contributing paintings for several weeks now. And, by "working" I mean that I worked furiously several weeks ago and have been too intimidated to touch it ever since. That doesn't mean I haven't been creating art! In a