Following on from my previous series “Cluster of Oak Leaves” [CLICK link to see}, my new work entitled “Hayfield Oak Leaves – Original”, shown immediately above, is a digital Edition from a different pencil canvas composition than my ‘Cluster of Oak Leaves’ version.
The “Hayfield Oak Leaves” series you see on this blog page is produced from a photograph dated 1948hrs 3rd August 2022.
The photograph is from the same young Oak tree, yet different leaves. Additionally these latter series of works are in ‘Portrait’ rather than ‘Landscape’ as viewed on the canvas and photograph.
“Hayfield Oak Leaves – Green” [12th August 2022], shown immediately above, is a digital Edition of my original pencil canvas version, in Green.
“Hayfield Oak Leaves – Mirrored” [12th August 2022] is a Mirrored digital Edition of my original pencil canvas artwork. The Original is shown at the top of this article.
‘Mirrored’ makes known the importance of conservation and reversal of manmade-climate-change/environmental-destruction for humanitarian reasons.
My favourite detail is the large leaf above my signature. In all three compositions this resembles a chameleon. This is pure chance. I did intentionally choose not to add further detail to this particular leaf, just because I liked it that way.
In ‘Mirrored’ this same leaf appears as four chameleons. For me I see moose, elephants, teddy bears and flying squirrels in ‘Mirrored’. All pure chance.
My artwork also has spiritual value. ‘Mirrored’ [unknowingly by me] is similar to slave-like symbology I have seen from the early 20th century. Signs used to help black Americans in the early 1900’s.
Therefore, to me, my artwork is directing us as human beings. Through nature itself – nature as a slave to mankind’s custodianship of Earth, to kindly provide it with safe passage from environmentally harsh human activities.
Here is the original photograph:
I loved this composition upon composing the arrangement within my camera. I knew I needed to sketch this. “Hayfield Oak Leaves – Original” is produced within one hour. These pieces are personally exploratory, experimentation with the ‘idea of oak leaves’ in an Impressionist style.
In my works I hope to provide layers of my thought streams with you.