The inspiration for this painting was from my desire to connect with a nurturing mother energy. My own mother wasn’t able to be nurturing with me because her mother was never able to be nurturing with her. So I had to learn to nurture myself. And part of that nurturing was to learn to connect with the nurturing energy of nature. Nature has quite a nurturing quality. It feeds us, it shades us from heat, it gives back to us oxygen, it provides inspiration through its beauty, it provides materials for us to use to build shelter and it provides homes for all the song birds.
Another inspiration for this painting was the concept of tree hugging. I thought I would reverse that concept and have the tree hugging me!