Artwork #96

Brian Wootan

Cedar Stump

Oil on canvas, 2018

A humble cedar stump, and it’s solitary journey across time and space, evoke a feeling for the vast and infinite mystery that is nature. It is in these long forgotten and overlooked objects that we are reminded of a very old and primitive knowledge, that man emerged from the natural world. Nature did not emerge from man. Consequentially nature is both medium and muse. There are worlds within worlds and their forms speak everyday, all we have to do is listen and open ours eyes to the wonder and mystery that is overlooked everyday.