The Last Tree on Earth
One dawn this spring I was watching the bronzy morning light on the tree outside my window, half asleep, drifting. I ‘saw’ an image of the last human in the world lying in the tree reaching for the last apple.
It was a powerful semi-lucid moment. I decided to paint the image to further my commitment to somehow keep planting trees through my art.
A series of paintings started to emerge.
A few days later I was asked by another artist to join her in exhibiting on the theme of Orchards in 2022 and see if we could find a historic orchard to reinstate working alongside a community Orchard Group.
She knows I am into tree planting but had no idea I had started painting apple trees. I was delighted to say ‘yes’ or rather ‘YES PLEASE!!!’ I feel more excited than I have felt all year. A new adventure and clarity of purpose.
We have a potential site for an orchard already. Things are moving fast. It’s exciting.
Series 12 x 12 inches. Acrylic on board.
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