This framed canvas print is 20″ x 27″ (total framed dimensions 22″ x 29″). The canvas is stretched on stretcher bars and set in a floating frame. Due to the size and fragility of shipping large framed pieces, there is an additional $50 for shipping. If you are in the Minneapolis area and are interested in picking up the piece without additional shipping fees, please contact me at email@example.com.
When I was in my early 20s, I bought a large canvas and wanted to make something with it. That was as much as I had figured out, and ended up carting this thing back home across the country when it came time to graduate college. I was so intimidated by this canvas because I thought that whatever I made with it had to be perfect. Eventually I decided to stop staring at the blank fabric and commemorate my time at college by depicting this beautiful tree that was on campus. By stripping away the color and leaves, I could focus on the texture of the trunk. This was created before I had identified my love of gluing things and the delight of using rich colors in my art. I rarely paint anymore, but it is interesting for me to see how my painting style correlates with the gluing embroidery floss technique that I mainly do now.
This artwork was made using acrylic paint. I only used black and white to create the various gray tones.