Tree Paintings series


Tree Paintings series

Tree Paintings series

Many of the paintings above and below are from the Tree Paintings series by American artist Thomas Sayre. Seeking visual expression for the awe he’d felt during a morning hike when sunlight found a grove of birch trees on a snow-covered Colorado mountain peak months before, the artist was drawn to the bark-like burn marks left on the hardwood floors beneath his welding table.

A nearly year-long experiment ensued, applying the wild scattered trails of molten metal unleashed from a 3,000-degree MIG welder unto varous white panels. As with his earlier Smoke series, the artist brought the physicality of a sculptor to the balancing act of capturing random chance, purposefully.