Like a tree, shaped with luxurious finesse, it works its way higher; maneuvering around other trees to extend its branches hither and yon--like an infant stretching after a morning nap. It does this to steal light from other trees so it can grow, leaving the others' stunted. Contrarily, the roots of a tree continue to dig and plant themselves as far as they can go. Why? They need water and room to grow so the rest of the tree can be stronger; hatching small tendrils onto oblivious matter. These tendrils become roots. Strong roots which are used to lead the tree to future growth; destroying the weaker plants in its path.
This is an 11" x 14" 1" profile acrylic painting with small texture in the trunk of the tree using molding paste. A bright green background allows the black and blue branches and shadows of the tree in the foreground to come forth. Midnight purple is the base and major limbs of the tree.
The roots have dug themselves downward to take control of bright colors. Red, yellow, orange, and blue seem to be forgiving with their ebbs and flows of ground to make way for the manipulative roots.