This piece is from my SPLINTERED WISDOM series. It is artfully painted and splashed with pure watercolors on paper mounted to wood panels. The rich texture of the trees is created with collaged bits of images of bark and litter I clean up off of California's scenic highways. They are a gentle reminder that if we do not stop trashing the planet, trees will not grow from our garbage in the future. The overall result is an aesthetically alluring landscape with a hidden message about protecting our forests.
This artwork is a diptych comprised of watercolor, graphite, and collage on two 18x18" cradled wood panels with gray sides. It comes varnished and ready to hang.
San Anselmo, California
Linda Klein is an eco-conscious mixed media artist from California. She applies her passion for the environment to her work. “Many of my collaged tree pieces are created with bits of litter that I clean up off of scenic highways,” Linda says. “Each painting contributes to cleaning up our planet and turns ‘trash into trees.’” By repurposing litter as collage material, Linda dutifully reminds her viewers that recycling is key to a thriving future. The artist lives in Marin County, where she feels grateful to have inherited her mother-in-law’s large art studio that is always filled with light.