The Last Tree2019
A Surrealistic,fantasy landscape examining man's stewardship of the Earth. Inspired by walking through Irish bogs. We are aware more than ever of man's effect on earth- but for Millenia bogs have acted as repositories for both human and climate history. Climate change due to meteorites,sun spots and volcanic activity has long been recorded in the bog. Oak trees, thousands of years old can be found in the bogs -increasing rain stopped their growth. And a layer of Icelandic volcanic ash marks another dramatic event from past Millenia. Dripping,stencillling and collage are used in this fantastical scene.