Beauty Sleep

Trees behave differently at night than during the day--their own form of sleeping. During this time they shrink and lower their branches. Scientists are still researching their other functions during sleep. This time is crucial to re-energize, and the scale, glow, and perspective of the painting honors the connection between trees’ sleep and life energy. Light indicates to trees to carry out certain processes such as photosynthesis, so artificial lights of different kinds confuse these innate rhythms. Check out the last images of this painting glowing in the dark!

Part of the painting series There Is More Than You Can See.