Original: Acrylic on a Re-appropriated Cabinet Door
This piece came about towards the tail end of a series of wave paintings that I was working on back in 2009. There's not much danger of tsunami in Central Oregon, but we face the threat of forest fires annually, and natural disasters seem to be ramping up a bit. I've always been intrigued by the staggering amount of energy that a big wave carries along with it. Walking through the forest one day, it was startlingly easy to look up in the tree tops and imagine a massive wave rolling through and snapping huge pine trees like matchsticks. It was an image I kept coming back to, and eventually I had to paint it. It actually reminds me of a forest fire, with a huge wall of energy moving through the forest. - AH
24" x 18"
50 limited-edition signed and numbered prints
Born and raised of fine Central Oregon stock, artist Adam Haynes defines his vision of the world through the language of his surroundings—the vivid geography of the Cascade Range and the off-kilter character of its rural inhabitants. He has paid the bills as a commercial illustrator for such clients as Nike 6.0, Tonka, Pirelli, and Specialized. However, Haynes refreshes his creative coffee cup several times a year with a scattering of art shows at galleries throughout the Northwest.