For the love of trees

FOR THE LOVE OF TREES

13669789_10154093360026622_4044240899020319338_nThere are two views of trees that I’ve grown to love so much, that I’ve spent hours studying them and then eventually drawing them. Now finally I am creating a series of tree prints of my two favourite views:

The first is called “The Dryad Trees” and was a view visible from the front window in my old house, where I would watch these majestic Beech trees in all seasons.

The other is called “The trees at Sharptior, Salcombe” and is a view which is typical of the Salcombe coastal landscape, with it’s beautiful tall Scots Pines. I have grown to love that particular view, as it is from the house where I have been able to stay and create new work, and also reminds me of my childhood holidays there.13669655_1137633639627329_4393608157913893571_n

I love the shapes that trees make against the sky when they are in their skeletal Winter forms. I especially love the way they become silhouetted against the changing movie screen of dusky Winter sunsets, of crisp Spring mornings and of deep blue post-dusk clear evening skies.

Trees always astound me with their structural complexity. Yet when I look hard enough, the pattern of the branches seems to make sense to me, and I feel like I can see into the mathematical fractal formula that underlies the Universe. They mirror the branching patterns of our lungs in reverse. They are the lungs of the Earth; they breathe in the carbon dioxide that we humans exhale, and we breathe in the oxygen they exhale. 13686598_1138151766242183_2643755433282977113_nWe need each other. We are symbiotic partners in a dance of exchanging gases.

Trees are majestic in their maturity, great beings who have lived longer than any human can. I wanted to honour them with my new work and find a way for others to connect to them too.

Please contact me if you are interested in details about sizes and prices. All prints are on cottons and linens and are mounted and are all available for sale in black frames. Thank you.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. kelly morris
    Posted August 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    How much is the Flo Snook Victoria quay.

  2. Flo
    Posted February 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Kelly – I’m so sorry that I’ve only just found your message all this time later! If you are still interested in prices then do email me: studio@flosnook.co.uk
    Apologies again for the delay!
    Flo

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