The Arborescence series are mixed media works on archival paper. The original photographic images were taken in New Mexico, Washington State and Southern India.
The process of making these images into works of art starts with reducing the color originals to gray scale. These are printed using ultrachrome ink on an Epson 9600 printer to sizable dimensions—often 40 × 30 inches or more. The works are mounted on wooden panels so that they stand off the wall.
Sometimes the works are left untouched and other times layers of thin acrylic wash are applied to the surface to build up color. However, the underlying structures of tree branches, water, land masses, swimming pools, luminous lights, etc. are not lost in this process and create a strong visual statement. The finished work is then sprayed with four coats of varnish to protect the surface from ultraviolet light and dust.