Detail of Upside Tree
The segue of the Upside Down Tree into Patrick's portrait refers to the Baobab myth. In this myth the Baobab tree is thrown away with disrespect by The Laughing Hyena, but grows anyway to become a powerful source of nutrients.
Oil on canvas
24 inches x 21 inches
A fast portrait of my friend Richard. He wanted a painting that was a silhouette rather than detail of flesh and age.