Nudes with genus Castor1

“Nudes with genus Castor” 30 x 40 Oil 2016 by Tom Kelly .My neighbor, an environmentalist, texted me in a bit of excitement that we had beavers in our pond so I walked down to take a look.. I didn’t see any beavers but found 6 big beautiful trees where the beavers had chewed off the bark. They were going to die. Later  expressing my concern to my neighbor he laughed at me and said they were good for the environment. But what about the trees I asked. I guess good depends on how you are looking at it.

I went home and started another painting in the “nude with series”. Using visual, mental and emotional dichotomies to capture  the fact that good and bad are dependent upon the nature of the observer.

Nudes with genus Castor