Death by Fig, 2019, Watercolor on paper and Plexiglas, 36.25” x 23”
Painted in Watercolor is a strangler fig. It invades healthy hosts by casting seeds from the height of its branches which grow downward toward roots and trunks. After several years the encased host will die because it is deprived of the ability to turn sunlight into nutrients. The green drawing of a palm trunk is digitally printed on the inside of the Plexiglas.