The tree is truly amazing! The detail, the shading, the overall composition with it’s textures and layering…and more than anything, the feeling that this piece creates is incredible. The shape of the tree speaks of a hard existence, one wrought with turmoil and pain. Eking its way up from the rubble of the junk yard below, the tree has managed to come up strong and resilient – even though it is a bit battle worn, it waits to see better days. The soft sky in the back helps to balance the despair of the scene, with the birds to remind us of life beyond the junk.