THE TREES ARE SHARING THEIR STORY
“For too long we have gone unheard. It’s time to listen to each other and listen to mother nature. Abundance lives here.” - Nevot
In the spirit of giving back to our planet, and to thank the trees for their bounty as they provide so much for us, this collection is dedicated to the re-planting of the trees. For every piece that is sold, 5 trees, possibly more will be planted through #TeamTrees.
Working with the wood includes finding re-claimed, repurposed, or re-purchased wood. The ultimate goal is to use what has already fallen and been gifted to us.
In 2021 I visited Rome, Italy. The painting on wood caught their eye and Mega Art Gallery called me in.
While I was there I toured a crypt filled with the bones of 3000 monks. The Capucine Monks were in hiding and living in the crypts during war times and their religious practices made them outcasts and they would be killed if they were seen.
The monks lived among the massive amount of bones and because of that they chose to create artwork out of the bones to live and keep themselves busy. So they told the story of time through symbolism in the crypt.
The message that I walked away with was carved into the wall. It said "Once we were like you. One day you will be like us."
Now that is Immersive art.
I walked out and headed to a Gallery that was showing a Klimt reveal. It was closed.
I walked back into the courtyard and saw a helicopter. And secret service men and black cars and television crews and people starting to gather. I placed myself up front as though I belonged there and within 20 minutes, was standing 10 feet away from the President of Brazil. He sells off live for profit.
He had gotten out of his car and people were yelling at him in Italian. Criminali, Criminali. That really stuck in my head.
The planet needs our attention and we must begin to recreate our worlds in a way that is in alignment with what we want for our future. It is time to create in alignment. I won't be painting on panels anymore. They create too much waste in cardboard and petroleum in shipping. Plus the plastic. I can't. It is not in integrity.
I am going to paint on paper from now on. It's still using resources, but it is to write our story and art is the language of humanity.
Please listen to the trees. We need to breathe. They clean the air and provide life for us and every living being on the planet.