I’ve been working on a series of drawings that are now starting to make the step into paintings on shaped canvases. The background ideas to the work relate to our place in the landscape around us and the ways we manipulate it to suit our needs.
Rather ironically today, my working on this drawing and painting involving a series of truncated trees was accompanied by the sounds the whole day long of chainsaws at work.
The trees that are being removed are making way for a wall along the edge of the road, probably about the height of the yellow wall in my painting. The wall is suposed to improve the living environment, in terms of noise at least, but it does kind of feel like one step forward for two steps back. I feel more manipulated tree photographs, like the one at the top of the page coming on.