Planting by Ann Wood

2012     23 inches x 28 inches x 1 inches

Here two women are coming together in the spirit of gathering a group to plant trees. The trees are symbols of hope for the next generation to enjoy. One is carrying bundled roots and the other wheels chairs and a table to hold the food others will bring. 

This is part of a series of work that have small paper covered circles. I like the way my eye plays when creating the fields of this texture. The careful way the faces are painted makes a interesting contrast to the vibrant circles. 

Where I grew up one could see for many miles and this type of landscape is most comforting to me. I find brown fields of grass yet to grow in the spring beautiful and filled with hope for the coming year.