The idea that we have an infinite connection to earth inspired me inspired me in this mini-series. I chose to enclosure my figures in an underground dream-like environment, surrounded by earth's elements. Trees as a whole are timeless, universal, and expressive. I find bark fascinating and beautiful. I gathered it from some of Santa Barbara's most beautiful trees and incorporated it into my work. I used recycled board for the support and professional grade cement as an adhesive. My process involved multiple layers of gesso over the cemented bark to give it a nice painting surface. I then coated the surface with layers of acrylics and ink, followed by many layers of oil.