Joshua Tree, the legendary tree which grows in the Southern California desert, was named by early Mormon travelers because it reminded them of the prophet Joshua raising his arms to pray. As they tree stands in the vastness of a hostile climate, it reaches upward. To me, it serves as a symbol of faith. By using lighter colors in the sky, I deliberately backlit the tree, adding to its sense of prominence. The Joshua Tree is, and will always be, marveled by any visitor of the Mojave Desert.
- Oil on canvas
- Framed in a silver floater frame
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