Blasted Oak

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The old english oak is a symbol of home and this land. In this series of paintings of the same oak stages of its life are shown. Its has firstly been struck by lightning and caught fire on the inside. This has however not killed the oak entirely. The tree has indured this blasting and lived on. There is great hope in the branches of the tree and its tormented forms take on new character and offer as a metaphisical symbol of hope in our own life, no matter what may come to pass we will always stive to endure and live on. Scars define our own unique character and become the spirit of our natural personality.