'The Next Move'
oil on canvas 24" x 18
Inspired by a walk through beautiful local woodland and a glade with dramatic shafts of sunlight breaking through trees. I discovered an alarming amount of knot weed, once alien to this habitat now strangling everything in it's wake. My thoughts turned to trees, now occupying a mere 13% of the UK landmass.
Continuing my use of chess pieces in paintings as representative of people, the foreground piece symbolises progress at any cost. The hidden castle represents aspiration.