Oil and metal leaf on canvas
h: 46 w: 86 d: 3 (cms).
In my local walk, there is a particular tree which caught my attention—it is ancient and huge, and its complex shape tells of a life of giving. Beech trees are said to form societies, and the mother tree cares for its neighbours. The weathered effect of the oil, metal leaf, and patination combined represents the hardships the mother tree must undergo.