Nature surrounds and inspires me. I have always been drawn to the assignments and artwork with trees and landscape. I used the same medium of acrylic paint and canvas to explore brushwork and visual texture in art. I used iconic trees from New Orleans for inspiration. Exploring the patterns and colors that I personally saw within the trees. For my final piece, I decided to align my inspiration with my sense of place, so I painted the Mississippi river as the roots. This nature being zoomed out helped me explore a different perspective and create something that meant something to me.