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Spirit Forest

Hand ground metal composite panels create an awesomely vibrant reflective background for Mark's ecstatic images of natural forms. Imagine standing in a majestic grove of trees, their limbs towering above you in their ever-changing arrangements.  Dramatic light patterns swirl behind trunks, branches and leaves, imbuing these distinctive works with astonishing movement and luminosity.

Texas Live Oak on metal
I love to visit Zilker Botanical Garden when I’m in Austin, Texas. In this photographic mixed media artwork, sparkling reflected light draws us into the grand old oak tree, delighting us with its hyper realistic illusion of 3-Dimensionality. The beautiful oak tree appears to float in front of the dazzlingly luminous background, creating a magical experience - inspiring awe and wonder.

Texas Live Oak (image #0060)
2018
UV INKJET ON GROUND METAL PANEL by mark stephenson
47-3/4 x 96 in
$4800
Sierra Pine on burnished metal
Brilliant swirling light draws us inside this Sierra Nevada pine tree scene, delighting viewers with its hyper realistic illusion of 3-Dimensionality. The beautiful pine tree anchors the composition while dazzlingly luminous reflections move in the background, creating a magical experience - inspiring awe and wonder.

Spirit Forest (image #5721)
2016
UV INKJET ON BURNISHED METAL PANEL by mark stephenson
92x48 in
$4,600
Colorful Live Oaks on Metal
Brilliant light draws us deep inside the enchanted oak tree scene, delighting viewers with its hyper realistic illusion of 3-Dimensionality. Looking up, the beautiful oak tree canopy anchors the composition as dazzlingly luminous skies swirl beyond, creating a magical experience - inspiring awe and wonder.

California Live Oak Trees (image #6297)
2017
UV INKJET ON BURNISHED METAL PANEL by mark stephenson
47-3/4 x 96 in
$4,800
Bare Tree on metal oval
The handsome bare tree anchors the image while dazzlingly luminous reflections move in the background, creating the captivating illusion of hyper realistic 3-Dimensionality.

Heirloom Tree (image #7161)
2017
UV INKJET ON BURNISHED METAL PANEL by mark stephenson
66 x 47.5 in
$3300
Zen Oak on metal
I love visiting Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin. In this work, soft satiny reflections animate the sky drawing us into the spare oak scene. People often say they see a strong zen aesthetic in my work. This one in particular fits that bill. Like so many, nature has always inspired me, personally and in my art. I love sharing the limitless beauty I find there with others. It’s only natural.

Edo Oak (image #0001)
2016
UV INKJET ON GROUND METAL PANEL by mark stephenson
47-3/4 x 71-1/2 in
$3600
Napa Oak on burnished metal
Oak trees in California’s wine country are some of the most interesting I’ve seen. In this energetic composition, the bare tree anchors the foreground, holding the tree subject still and solid, while dazzlingly luminous reflections move in the background, creating the captivating illusion of hyper realistic 3-Dimensionality.

Napa Oak (image #9514)
2018
UV INKJET ON BURNISHED METAL PANEL by mark stephenson
84 X 42.5 in
$3,675
Oak with wispy moss on metal
I couldn’t resist photographing these dazzlingly beautiful beings in California’s wine country. In this composition, the delicate oak anchors the foreground, holding the tree still and solid, while dazzlingly luminous reflections move in the background, creating the captivating illusion of hyper realistic 3-Dimensionality.

Napa Oak Tree (image #9760)
2018
UV INKJET ON BURNISHED METAL PANEL by mark stephenson
84 x 42.5 in
$3,675
Sun Dappled Oaks
Sun dappled California Live Oaks at the Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge draw the eye up to the canopy and sky beyond, swirling with luminous reflections, creating a hyper realistic illusion of 3-Dimensionality. The stately trees rich in warm colors - browns, olive greens, and autumn yellows contrast with the cool blue shadows.

Sun Dappled California Oaks
2017
UV INKJET ON BURNISHED METAL PANEL by mark stephenson
46.25 x 84 in
$4,000
Descanso Gardens Oak on metal
The Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, California has some of most magical Live Oaks I’ve seen in So Cal. Shades of cool blues and greens predominate the shadowy foreground in this dramatically vertical oak tree portrait while the sky beyond swirls in dazzling luminous reflection, creating the riveting illusion of 3-D depth and astonishing movement.

Descanso Oak (image#6357)
2017
UV INKJET ON BURNISHED METAL PANEL by mark stephenson
96 x 32 in
$3,200
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