Stump Art: Part 3
Part 3 is a continuation of the Stump Art pieces I created in Hopeland Gardens. To see works from or read The Artist’s Story for Part 2, click here.
The stump in my Old Wooden Cross piece reminded me of a cross. In fact, I immediately saw the familiar design. Interestingly, there is a lot more going on that is a bit subtler and not so easily seen. For example, concentric circles appear in a pattern around the crossing point and arcs sweep up towards that same area (as if they were drawn by an artist that wished to convey a sense of motion or movement). The outer circles are warped and deformed, but taken together they still look like a type of target or an indirect method of concentrating attention to that area. Finally, there are several additional cracks that emanate from the crossing point some of which are nearly diagonal to it (as if it were a source of energy and the cracks were bolts being released).