An original from the first series of silhouette mixed media works.
The Cherry Tree is the meeting place for our distinct personalities, each of which has its own handful of ingredients. The bird on the left is composed of screws, nails, and bits of tools garnered from abandoned warehouses and factories throughout the US. The top right bird has pieces from vintage book covers, as well as old cigar box lids, and the bottom bird is composed of strips of reclaimed wood. The birds are resting on the limbs of the Cherry Tree and, as you look upon the branches in more detail, you notice the text that composes the pattern of the bark. This text is a composite poem of random roadside musings. As I drive from city to city late at night, I keep a notepad in by my side to record the ramblings of southern preachers and midnight talk show hosts. We are all made of raw elements such as these and this piece attempts to shed light on the beauty in our different personalities.