THE STOIC TREE

This print is part of a series of limited colour images I generated in 2013.  Taken from original drawing created in my sketch book, the image uses a line drawing as it’s structure, to which I added a couple of simple colour layers in the background.

The lonely tree in question is part of the limestone landscape around Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales.  I have drawn this tree many times, seeing it as a metaphor for hanging onto life when all around you have fallen away.  Sounds a little depressing, but this weather beaten, lichen encrusted tree is anything but.  The stoic tree is a self portrait of sorts, showing the world that I can survive what happen around me and continue to stand tall, and should be celebrated as a result.