I like the way the colours are speaking in this piece and I love the exposure of the roots. Trees are so miraculous in their dual connection to heaven and earth, a duality and tension of opposites that I find difficult to balance. I am in need of the trees solid roots at the moment so am grounding myself in their protective arms and the warming spring earth so filled with hope and promise after a long, lonely winter with only myself to contend with myself. I am learning self-love and it is not so easy as one might think. If I am able to be fully present for myself only then can I be fully present for another. I think my painting is helping me to learn this.
"Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting."