Stump Art: Part 1
My Cracked composition is from the trunk of a tree that had been cut in Hopeland Gardens. Perhaps it was removed following one of our ice storms. I liked the desiccated, abstract feel and the almost grayscale color palette. I also felt that the diagonal lines (like stripes across the surface) added a bit more visual interest. The deeper main crack reminded me of a downward trending graph like those from my Engineering and Science Statistics course, and I specifically framed this so that it ran from the top corner to the bottom. I grew more enthralled with abstracts (especially those on the very small scale and created with my macro rig) over the course of the year. In the cases where stumps provided the scene, I began referring to those pieces as stump art.