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Spirits Within, A Series

Sharon K Berkan-Dent's avatar Sharon K Berkan-Dent

While spending time in nature, I often feel awed by the splendor granted in the natural world, feeling a presence amidst the growth that surrounds me. A walk through a garden or woodland inspires images of the beings that are hidden there if only our minds could see. In this series of eight drawings I attempt to portray the manifestation of the spirits found within the trees of the forest. I approach my work from the viewpoint of a naturalist, combining it with the realm of fantasy. I compose my drawings with great attention to the detail of the natural world, all the while overlaying realistic figures of mystical beings. The “Spirits Within, a Series” was created over an eight-month time frame, with each graphite drawing requiring an average of 100 hours to complete. With the creation of these drawings I not only explore the natural world as it combines with the spiritual, but also hope to impart the importance of trees to the world in which we live.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inch
  • Medium: Graphite
  • Width: 9 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 5 feet