Sentinel - Original
The title of this piece can refer both the subject, and to the action of watching over a place. Venerable oaks and rolling hills are important elements in my work, symbolizing strength, and perseverance. In 2004, the oak was officially designated as our National Tree with the passage of a historic bill. In the words of Arbor Day president John Rosenow “Having the oak as our national tree is in keeping with the wishes of the hundreds of thousands of people who helped choose this striking symbol of our nation’s great strength."