This is one from a series of paintings that addresses the multi-sided and sometimes deceptive nature of beauty. The branches are made of up of tiny painted skulls that represent lost souls, or those who have passed on and who have betrayed themselves by not living their life honestly and with the most fervor. The winged creatures watch over this particular place of redemption in the afterlife.
One of a 6 course meal series of paintings traveling through dinner, from "Hors D'oeuvres" to "Soup" (featuring anthropomorphic vegetables relaxing in what they believe to be a hot tub)
Acrylic and Ink on canvas 2011