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 diptych is comprised of watercolor, graphite, and collage on two 45x18" cradled wood panels with natural sides. It comes varnished and ready to hang. A portion of the proceeds from this painting will be shared with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who have been fighting to protect their clean water, sacred land, and indigenous rights from the Dakota Access Pipeline construction.
- Linda Klein