Monday, May 31, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Personal Symbols and Myths


The theme for Mixed Media Monday this week gave me pause. I sat back and tried to think of a personal symbol that seems to recur in my artwork and I kept coming back to trees. I am drawn to them when I see them or read about them in any art form including paintings, poetry prose. I was always moved by the tree in the opening scenes of "Six Feet Under". A friend of mine grows Christmas trees and loves to take me for a wander through his property. He shows me the babies just beginning their lives and the massive adults that have spent many years on this earth. I feel a sense of calmness and awe among them. These two pieces are my entry for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week.

14 comments:

haendi said...

Trees are an excellent image--ripe with meaning, and your pieces are just wonderful.

Lori Saul said...

These are very beautiful expressions Heather- wonderful mixed media art!

toni said...

Heather love your pieces. I too love trees, I think it's their free flowingness (is that a word ???)

Kristin said...

Heather, these are just stunning! I love what you have done here. As expected, your work is something to aspire to, Kristin xo

Willy said...

Wonderful pieces, Heather. The houses with trees are great!

June said...

I love that you chose trees this is gorgeous and i also am often drawn to trees, i have always felt that way i think its a sense of peace
hugs June xxxx

Hermine said...

Fantastic!

Cindy said...

Beautiful Heather--and especially wonderful to hear about your recurring theme because to me, trees mean growth and moving spiritually upward!
HUGS,
Cindy

ShabbyChicShaz said...

These are just lovely. So calming and restorative :)

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful Heather! I, too, love trees and their branches are so artistic! xxoo

Kathy said...

These are wonderful, Heather. I've been dreaming of incorporating a a tree of life into my next painting. I wanted you to know that I have just loved watching the evolution of your art and talent over the past two years!

carolyn said...

Very interesting and meaningful work. Love the composition and the thought behind them!

Diane said...

Heather, both of these pieces are absolutely stunning! Gorgeous work! Diane

LiveArt said...

You are sooo talented!! LOVE these, the compositions and colours and choice of elements, they're just perfect!! BRAVO Heather!!

Hugs,
Linda