The Arts & Crafts Movement has always lifted up the four seasons in celebration. I wanted to have my own version of this popular motif in my artistic body of work. I wanted to show the same tree in each of these seasons tied to a short mantra. We can find lessons in the changes brought by our seasons in our everyday life. Harvey Ellis, a talented young graphic designer and painter in the employ of Gustav Stickley, designed many of the beautiful inlays that Stickley used in his furniture. The design in the middle is a nod to his work.
Artwork and words (illuminated verse) by Julie Leidel, 2013.