Not long ago, I posted about my first ever spray painting (see the post here) with a teaser of more to come, so now is the time to deliver on that promise and show you the goods!
For quite a while, I had been toying with this image in my mind of a tree superimposed over a background of planets. The envisioned that the tree was like an apple tree but with planets as its fruit instead of apples. After playing around for a while with a lot of cups and bowls and stencils, spray painting around and over them, “The Planet Tree” was born. It’s amusing to imagine alternative ways of how planets could have been born – what if they were grown on an apple tree and then plucked and placed in a galaxy? A galactic tree of life, perhaps, with an allusion back to the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden? (Comment and tell me how you interpret it! I’d love to hear what you think about it!)
|“The Planet Tree” by Stephanie Oplinger|
|“Eden’s Nebula” by Stephanie Oplinger|
After I was finished with the above two paintings, I looked down at the grass and spotted the stencil I used for “The Planet Tree.” Believe me, I jolted in surprise when I realized that it had become an artwork unto itself!
|“Sakura Festival” by Stephanie Oplinger|
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