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a hazard to navigation and a home aquatic
Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 in (2009)

Some might wonder why a partially submerged log (tree) might appeal to one’s sense of beauty. Or the other version of deadhead which is fully submerged, and possibly more likely to damage motorboats as it presents itself only too late. Semi-submerged gives you some warning.

As you may have noticed, I have an enormous affection for trees, partly because of their ability to outlast generations of human beings. In this case, its existence as a CO2 absorbing organ is long gone, and it now consumes dissolved oxygen as it decomposes ever so slowly.

And as a potential marine hazard, well, it certainly is that.

But more to the point, it is full of colour, a shelter for fish and water animals, a home for mites and spiders and midges and whatever aquatic creature might may be in the neighbourhood.

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