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Size 8" X 10"
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Matt painted this piece to illustrate the sensation of feeling close to death, such as when one is unwell and battling deeply with a sense of inability to stay strong, as if everything is crumbling around them, resembling a dying tree. The irony lies in the fact that as long as the tree retains some green branches, even in dormancy, it can regenerate and rejuvenate itself.

Emotions Conveyed:
The artwork captures emotions of despair and fleeting moments of depression, while conveying the message that these feelings are transient, reminding us that we possess the resilience to not only survive but also flourish during such challenging times.

Within this artwork, the composition is carefully orchestrated. The figures, rendered with a delicate touch, are both present and fading, suggesting the nature of our current state against the backdrop of time's relentless march. The technique is reminiscent of a dance between presence and absence, a delicate reminder of moments that are both poignant and fleeting. Each brushstroke is imbued with the weight of years and the lightness of moments passed, creating a deep visual metaphor for the decade's transformative power.

The monochromatic scheme speaks volumes in its simplicity, with each shade of gray marking the subtleties of life's experiences. These shades are not just colors but timestamps, each representing the highs and lows, the peaks and valleys, of a ten-year span. The interplay of light and dark across the canvas mirrors the balance of joy and sorrow, success and failure, that define a decade in a person's life. This intentional use of color, or the lack thereof, serves as a universal language, communicating the shared human journey through time.