It Takes Tree to Tango, 2016

I’d been interested in this particular tree for a long time before finally figuring out a way to illustrate its varied appearances from these three different angles. The gothic-arched frames were inspired by views through tall windows on a university campus, and offered a way to focus the drawings on the tree’s trunk rather than the crown. The trunk seems to twist and dip like two dancers in motion, their tempo far too slow for us to perceive. I like thinking about the scales and dimensions of this universe that we are unequipped to perceive. The egg-like objects and the motifs along the bottom are thoughts about three-dimensional forms making their way through 2-dimensional planes.
Watercolour, casein, and colour pencil, approx 11″h x 13″w. ©Kathryn Chorney