I saw a grand tree in Auroville, India in February, 2017. The tree was wide and deeply hung to the earth, but also split open with its womb and breath vessels twisted and exposed.
Inspired by the photograph I took, which showed off its naked soul, I did a drawing and as the drawing evolved, women emerged. It is a logical connection. The myths and histories of women who live in trees or frolic among trees or transform into trees abound throughout cultures.
Women are trees. Their corps self rooted in the ground beyond the nether lands and extending above the ether and its sky. The tree, like women, twists into stances powerful and sensual. That is the strength of a woman. This drawing, as well as the ones below are part of my series “Women: Beautiful and Powerful at One with Nature”.