Acrylic on Wood
24″ x 24″
This painting is part of the series “The Garden.” The image is based on my own photograph, taken on my parent’s farm in Iowa right before they sold it and the mid-west flooded. The view of the apple blossoms is cropped on purpose, showing a segment of the tree. The background is abstract, with gold areas underneath sanded layers of pale yellows and sunset oranges. It is an illusion to The Garden of Eden to me; an icon of what we lose, and what remains, when we venture into the world.