David Stevens Artist
Treewind Studio

Arbutus Swan Dive

Arbutus Swan Dive

My sister posted a picture of me as a teen that I had never seen before. It was me doing a swan dive in Nova Scotia. The board and the lake were cropped out of the picture and it reminded me of dreams I've had of flying. With the arbutus trees that I have been painting I saw this as a good fit to the image. It adds an air of mystery that I value, and raises questions about why and how? Why is the figure with the branches, and are they really branches? How did he get there? Where did he come from?

Oil on canvas