Urban Roots

For years I’ve been fascinated by how tree roots adapt to small city spaces, especially in public areas with curbs and sidewalks. The roots are often constrained and confined, and become quite contorted. Yet the tree thrives. This is adaptability and resilience!

I’ve decided to use a high contrast style in black and white, in different media on a variety of surfaces, to make a series of semi-abstract images on this topic.

This one is 10″ x 16″ in carbon ink (for both lines and wash) on cold-press watercolour paper:

Urban Roots No.1

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