Joe's Gnarly Trunk Show

Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

This painting is based on a photograph that my father took, over 30 years ago. My Dad (Joe) was an avid amateur photographer, and enjoyed spending much time taking photos of nature, and obsessing with his camera equipment and lenses. This particular photo has been in my image files for years, and I’m so glad to finally be paying tribute to my Dad’s ‘eye’ and to this wonderfully gnarly tree truck that lives somewhere in my hometown neighborhood. I wanted to have ‘gnarly’ in the title because it fits so well, and my Dad liked to use the word ‘gnarly’.