From the top, this tree looks small and delicate. But look from underneath and you can see its powerful roots expanding through the channels of the land. This hidden energy gives life to all. It is the invisible force that sustains us. I applied bold colors with advanced pouring techniques to express the energy of the tree, and many sections of the painting are thickly textured. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes semi-gloss varnished and ready to hang.
- Piero Manrique