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This artwork was created in the Palm Beaches in 2013 as a piece created for a commission I was hired to do has become one of my best selling pieces of art. The concept behind this art is this: Here stands an old Kapok tree whose unlikely life begins as a wayward seed that somehow finds itself in a most precarious situation; tossed among rocks and concrete slabs next to an ocean of salt water with very little soil to take root. But in a miraculous way, it overcomes nature's negatives that surround it and threatens its very existence and the seed takes root and begins to grow. It eventually becomes a thriving, vibrant tree in spite of all the obstacles present in its environment. It adapts; it does what it takes to not only survive, but to even excel beyond any one’s expectations. It is standing here now as a monument to the strength of tenacity that issued into real action. The story of the Old Kapok Tree is an example of what it means to overcome the worse kind of adversity and succeed. What we see depicted in this piece of art is this exceptional life in the twilight of its existence standing in all of its glorious victory with a magical sunset to represent a beautiful ending to an amazing life. The artwork is meant to mirror the best of who we are as human beings when we overcome the adversities that occur in all of our lives and excel.
The Old Kapok Tree
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I use MOAB Slickrock Metallic Silver 300 stock for all of my Giclée prints. This high-end metallic media adds lots of depth to the appearance of my work and features an exceptional reflective shine. This media highlights my artwork by creating an almost 3-dimensional look to my Giclée’s.
I use Hahnemuhle Daguerre Canvas for all of my canvas work. This canvas media is a high-end matt-coated poly-cotton, fine art canvas with a fine, uniform surface texture. It produces clean, fresh colors, and the finest details.
My Limited Edition Canvas Issues are collectable pieces that are created one at a time by hand involving several hours of individual hands-on work. I use a combination of photography, digital art, painting, varnishes, and embellishments to create a uniqueness in each piece that is different from every other piece. Each issue is signed, numbered, and the customer receives a Certificate Of Authenticity with their artwork.