I had been working on two other paintings, in the Wienerwald, on the edge of Vienna, when I first noticed these fallen trees. The painting was made in the studio from a series of drawings and small studies. The composition of fallen trees and branches creating a structure in all directions, appealed to me. All the branches setting off in many different directions make an interesting composition across the square format of the canvas. In addition to this, a series of smaller paintings and compositions are created through the negative spaces provided by the branches. I liked how the central trunks, some living, some dead, rise up and out of the ground and head off in all different directions. Almost like a giant bunch of flowers wilting in the forest, waiting to be picked. I was keen to impose an almost mechanical idea to nature’s constructed sculpture.
|Dimensions||120 x 120 cm|
|Medium||oil on Linen|