16 in. x 20 in. acrylic on canvas board.
TreeMane is the celestial god that returns to Earth to seek vengeance against all those who have oppressed and slain the original descendants of the planet. His tree hair symbolizes his connection to nature. The chopped trees on the frame represent the fallen ancestors and dendrochronolgy. Dendrochronology is the dating and study of annual rings in trees. The word comes from these roots:
ology = the study of
chronos = time; more specifically, events and processes in the past
dendros = using trees; more specifically, the growth ring of trees
A dendrochronologist is a scientist who uses tree rings to answer questions about the natural world and the place of humans in its functioning. The practical applications of the study of tree rings are numerous. Drendrochronology is an interdisciplinary science, and its theory and techniques can be applied to many applications. These research interests have in common the following objectives:
To put the present in proper historical context.
To better understand current environmental processes and conditions.
To improve understanding of possible future environmental issues.