64”x 45”x 2″
I was inspired by a Banyan tree that I saw at Kalaupapa National Park. The roots were growing over and reclaiming a grave of one of the many who dyed of leprosy after having been banned to this region of Molokai. (Kalaupapa has the highest sea cliffs in the world so it was impossible to escape and many never saw their families again while suffering a gruesome death.) I dyed part of the fabric red first to acknowledge the tragedy so many endured, then painted over much of it with black for death, dirt and rebirth. If you peer thru the trees cells you may see the vines, which are there to remind us that time and nature eventually heals all. Everything will be reclaimed and taken back to the earth.