My idea initially was to build an image around the phrase: WHY PANIC. The Y shape in the tree trunk would serve as the WHY and the hanging willow leaves would form the cap heights in PANIC combined with the arms of the tree to help form the cross bars. As the image progressed I obscured the phrase to near invisibility in the final version… maybe some panic is warranted? The sky shows a disintegrating tree floating upwards while the stag's antlers cling to the trunk of a surviving willow.
"Notice that the stiffest tree is the most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending the wind." - Bruce Lee
NOTES: 18 x 24 inches /// 5 screens (3 metallic) /// numbered edition of 300 (sold at shows) /// artist editions signed and numbered: foil to 50 copies & white paper to 100 copies /// October 23, 2015 at Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI