Treerings by Tony Hong
No. 2: It took a while but he finally learned he had nothing to hide.
Practically every piece begins with me asking myself if I can even do it. The more ludicrous the thought, the more audacious the attempt becomes. How long would it take if I did a tree rings piece that bled over an 18” x 24” panel? No. 2 was also spurred on by an older rings piece (No. 1) that I wasn’t too pleased with. When I finished it, I felt like the shit for finishing a 14” diameter tree ring. In time, I took a step back, and realized I could have put so much more into it. No. 2 is my response to all of that.
Ink on paper 18” x 24” 2009