Root of Jesse

Figure in Landscape No.8

1999 Oil on Linen 900 x 1200mm $4500

The Root of Jesse. For all purposes this tree appears dead. It has been for a long time. But like a resurrection the trunk on the left has flourished in the light inherited when the old tree rotted through. This new tree is in fact the same tree growing from the rootstock and using the same complex network of roots available to the original tree. Thus the tree lives on, almost eternally. The “Root of Jesse” is a biblical reference in Isaiah to the Messiah.