Tree Hugger (2020) by Michael Markwick
Tree Hugger (2020)
160 x 120 cm (63 x 47 1/4 in.)
Acryl auf Seide
Acrylic on silk

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Tree Hugger — “Tree Hugger” shows an abstracted skeletal figure merging with the top of a pine tree that is radiating light. The term “tree hugger ” is often used negatively by the political right to refer to someone who is an environmental activist. It can also be understood as a loving embrace of nature. I wanted to reclaim this term to depict the positive relationship to nature. Read More