Mother Tree Holds the Stories

Large Rings: Longevity and the Memory of Trees

Small Rings: Biodiversity

Medium Rings: Human Memory

Trunks and Bark

About the Series

Mother Tree Holds the Stories is an ongoing series, one that will likely last a lifetime.

The drawings and paintings that I create in this series do not come with a story constructed by me.

They come instead with questions for you to unravel.

The paintings of rings and radials ask: What tales do the rings hold, as you run your fingers along their lines? What stories do the scars have to tell?

The paintings of bark may speak of protection, roots of depth, crowns of reaching and of growth, forests of community. Or they may speak of something entirely different.

As I create them, I listen for their whispers. I invite their sovereign life story.

Each has reveals to me a small something. But they will tell the most to the person who welcomes them into their home.

The images on this page represent a selection of the series. Artwork ranges in size from 4×4 inches up to 24×24 inches, and are created with a variety of mixed media techniques on paper, panels, and reclaimed plywood.

Click on each individual piece to see it alone in lightbox.

Prices begin at $95 for 4×4 inch original artwork and range up to $3800-$4200 for the largest pieces, which are durable, UV protected, and will last a lifetime on display.

Package discounts available for purchase of three or more small pieces to form your own collection. If you would like to frame them, I recommend a floating frame or an acrylic block. They also look beautiful displayed as-is on an altar, desk, or shelf. Some people I know have even taken their small paintings out into the world with them, on hikes and nature walks, to connect even more deeply with the world around.

Sixteen pieces from the series are currently on display at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, OR. Inquire through the gallery to purchase. A portion of each sale will go to support arts programming at the center, an incredible resource for artists and creative folks on the North Oregon Coast.

Inquire about commissions or pieces available for sale at alana@ofloveandlight.org. (Shop coming soon.)