I’ve been cleaning out the studio, thinking I need to move out the old to make room for new. While it’s great to have work on the walls for visitors to see, there’s a time when I find that past work being in my line of vision can hold me back. So, I’m trying to find homes and new places for it, to clear the slate so I can continue going forward. In the process I have been coming across past work. This drawing on paper is one of my favourites from a small series that I did a few years back. I like to take the oil pastels to work outside on location; a lawn chair and me in the middle of a prairie field. The trees attracted my attention that week. The wind was strong but that tree just held its ground. Reminded me of our own human strength and determination. Always better to bend than break.