Artist Statement

My recent work is made from birch plywood & tinted polyurethane. I study the shapes made by the wood grain and apply multiple levels of color, using negative space to create an abstract pattern.

These paintings are a statement of what is important to me…NATURE. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by and drawn to trees. This work explores the inner life; the history the wood grain reflects. I enjoy using those natural patterns to draw out the story each piece of wood holds.

“YOU SEE, THE BIRCH, WHICH GROWS ABOUT AS OLD AS A HUMAN BEING, IS REALLY
THE MOST MAGICAL AND BEAUTIFUL OF ALL TREES…”
~Lise Lunge-Larsen, folklorist and storyteller
Please visit my website for additional artwork and news of upcoming events, www.bethstoneberg.com