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Woodsurfer

 

Woodsurfer

45 X 25 Inches

Woodsurfer

Background
We know that the longitudinal lines of a growing tree follow the same pattern as the currents of flowing water. It was Leonardo who noticed the connection between the number of growth rings and the age of a tree. We can also easily spot ‘turbulences’ in the bark of the tree similar to the ones created by obstacles in the flow of water.

Key concept
Give the painting a 90-degree turn, and you will see a daring surfer riding the waves of the roaring tree-ocean – hence the title. The cross current of swirling clouds brings an added dynamic to the scene.

 
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