Mel Watkin

Recently, I have explored the dichotomous forces of nature by researching trees surrounding my old farmhouse in Southern Illinois. For several years replicating their huge scale was a major factor in my work. “Revolving,” a 46-foot-long drawing, cycles through the four seasons of the year.

After “Revolving” my focus turned to “Cross-Section” drawings on various graph papers. Using the circular format of “Revolving,” these works concentrate on the pattern and movement of the bark that protects and strengthens each tree.

I also create mapworks or “Visual Biographies” on commission only.

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