“The Climb”

Acrylic Ink on Spalted Maple
Approx. 15" wide

Featuring exquisite grain with a dramatic texture change, this small piece of spalted maple seemed to require only a light touch to highlight it's innate beauty. I had a lovely piece of text that fit quite nicely, but it seemed to overpower the wood, so I ended up using asemic marks in one vertical column and a black ink emphasis on the ragged edges. Boom. Done.

It reminds me of a climb – mountainous or otherwise: keep going, putting one foot in front of the other, and hopefully, enjoying the beauty along the path.