Illustration and Red Wine Painting
Second in the Living Oak Dancer series, Twilight Bath captures one of City Park’s Live Oaks bathing in the dimming light of the day. The twilight bather, with her power and poise, represents women of age and wisdom. Her looser twisty gnarled limbs remind us of the beauty of time on our bodies. Aged bodies are often overshadowed by taut fresh ones, but the Bather refuses to be overlooked; she is beautiful, sensual, and strong. The bather, fixed in perpetual splash, is framed by the waves of light around her. She gracefully rises out of the spray, basking in the sensual caress of the setting sun.
The Living Oak Dancer Series
New Orleans is home to numerous Live Oaks. Their heavy twisted limbs are part of the unique visual landscape of the city’s streets, parks, and neighborhoods. These ancient oaks are beautifully shaped by time. Their gnarled limbs gracefully drape to the ground while others artfully flare out towards the sky. Like dancers, they bring strength, a poised elegance, and a charm to the world.
The Living Oak Dancer series attempts to capture the spirit of the city’s Oaks. Each piece is inspired by a Live Oak in New Orleans.