Description The 'Creepy Tree series' continues with this both organic and psychedelic piece. When it came down to naming this piece, all I could imagine this piece being called is Inside the Mind of a Creepy Tree. Perhaps that's because the interplay of the branches and colors remind of of a brain scan. Trees are explorers- reaching high into the sky and burrowing deep into the earth, forever moving forward, around, then forward again, reaching out in every direction. The layers of branches and radiating feel of the colors seem almost like an aura and evoke the sense of interconnectedness of the tree with its surroundings and perhaps how that applies to all of us.
Kristin Sharpe, Ponchatoula Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement I really don't know what to say here... I think art should be able to stand without words or explanation. And yet, I offer up my words here for your consumption. I love to talk. 'm just trying to make it through life on my own terms. I'm a grill cook by day, and artist by night, and an eccentric all the time. I'm different. I've been told I can be difficult to understand. I think often I seem like one thing when really I am something entirely different. I've been called 'beautiful' and 'mysterious'. I am my artwork.
Many of my pieces are intentional manifestations of my subconscious. Instead of consciously directing what's being created, planning and painfully straining to fit my own ideal. I allow the experience to happen and then apply interpretations once everything has been expressed. I find it more exciting that way, more like me that way. I'll tell you my interpretations... and you can tell me yours. :)
Most of my works at this point are digital. It's a new media for me and I'm enjoying the experience. I mostly moved into this media out of convenience- paints are expensive and digital has no cleanup. My love is painting, but with a dog and cat running around it's difficult. So I consciously attempted to reproduce my painting style digitally. Here it is.
I'm new to this art world. I've had a lot of art education but I never wanted to make a job of it. Now I wonder if that's the only thing that i can do that will make me happy. So I'm throwing my hat into the ring and hoping something good comes from all of this. Enjoy my work... I enjoyed making it.