Urban Shaman (Tree)

Being as I have been these past few months--immersed in my 'Nature Squared' paintings--I decided to do something odd with myself. I decided to paint myself into a Christmas Tree. When I thought about this enterprise further I realised that being a tree was not new for me. I had been a tree in my first appearance on stage. It was for my Kindergarten school play. It was, of course, a non-speaking part. But I was thrilled to be dressed in a green shirt and green trousers, both specially tailored for me. It was I guess an early lesson in feeling how a tree feels: silent, resplendent and the envy of many.


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