This painting was inspired by a large section of bark that fell from an ancient Cottonwood standing watch at the edge of a field. I burned the bark and used the wood ash with acrylic and iron oxidized to rust to create this piece that honors the spirit of the tree. Late season Cottonwoods shed bright yellow leaves and this painting’s handmade stone texture reveals depths of green, yellow and rust. Cottonwoods are said to whisper answers to you and this piece is meant to inspirit that wisdom. In a public collection in Kansas.