Art by Smilia Marvosh

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Oil on canvas – 35” x 44 1/2”

HooDoo VooDoo
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I have a friend who is a Traveler. When I know I am going to see her, I always ask her to bring me photos from her latest adventure. I travel there by proxy…or perhaps memory. One of these recent times she showed me photos of her trip to Bryce Canyon, an alien landscape if ever I saw one – filled with these amazing geological formations called hoodoos. Perched up on top of one of these stunning formations was this lonely tree (you can see it in the upper right corner of the main canvas) that had staked out a place for its home. I was immediately taken by the stand it took, and so another canvas was born. An entire canvas for one tiny tree. We are surrounded by trees, but I wonder how much we really “see” them for what they are – an amazing life form that entertains an entire ecosystem, and sends out Runners, tree scouts, to look for more “womb” on Earth; an entire society that exists both above and under ground, with a communication system and tools unparalleled by any human invention. Indeed, doesn’t most of science deal with trying to figure out Nature’s secrets? “Here’s to you, Tree,” – Affectionately, me.

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