This piece was created for the exhibit: Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof*: The Art of Giving (*Righteousness, righteousness you shall pursue) at The Tychman Shapiro Gallery.
The exhibit was planned in conjunction with a tzedakah box commissioned in memory of David Tychman in which artists were invited to create there own tzedakah box. Following the exhibit, each tzedakah box was donated to an organization of the artists choice.
At the time of the exhibit, I worked as a teaching artist at Silverwood Park which, as part of the Three Rivers Park system, is a natural oasis in the metro area with a strong focus on the integration of nature with art. Paved trails circle the park, winding through the serene oak forest where wildlife hides among an abundance of trees. This naturally informed my choice of subject matter for this piece.