The trees’ knees – January 29, 2011

The only color was in the gray greens of the Spanish Moss. Cypresses that grow in brackish water put out air roots, or "knees", which I have been told allow the tree to shed the saline in the water. Whatever they do, they are entirely odd, anthropomorphic, and spooky.

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There’s a forest in the studio – January 23, 2011

There's a forest growing in the studio of late....full of cypresses and willows and oaks from the bayous...and probably some hidden alligators and snakes too, they just haven't emerged yet. This week I'll be setting up a new portfolio in the drawing section, of "Little Jessie Bayou" images. I think they are drawings, though I [...]

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Bayou Country Cypress- January 3, 2011

Now that all the excitement of the holidays is over, I'm back in the studio, wondering how the trip to Louisiana and the bayou country is going to find its way into a painting or drawing or two. I've been printing photos and surrounding myself with that slightly sinister feeling of those cypress trees coming [...]

2011-01-03T06:00:10+00:00 January 3rd, 2011|image of the day|Comments Off on Bayou Country Cypress- January 3, 2011