My drawing “Tree” was completed when our class was studying biomorphic forms. I focused on capturing the bark texture and value structure of my favorite Scots Pine outside of my home. It is captured from the vantage point of leaving our front door. That tree is unique compared to the others in the row as it caught fire 30 years ago and only grew branches on one side. Despite its near-death experience, it grew just as tall and strong as the others – it only looks a little weird now. I think that says a lot about life and people in general. It is also just a nice drawing of a tree.