Painting of two trees

MIDB Artwork Spotlight: Pine Tree: INFINITY

September 22, 2022

Created in 2004 by artist Catherine L. Johnson, Pine Tree: INFINITY is now installed at MIDB as part of our permanent art collection.

Donated by private collector Dr. Michael Spencer, the two original paintings depict an exploration of water, sky and earth, and are presented as echoes, reflective mirrors.

Johnson describes the piece as, "the 'anchor' of the tree's trunk is the visual signifier shifting the waves of waters into boughs of a tree. The blue was to sound the blue of an early morning sky when clear lavender sings. I wanted the sense of freshness and possibilities: HOPE."

Johnson, who lived at the Shriners Hospital for Children (the site which is now MIDB) from six months to 3 years old, says having her art hung at MIDB is "a poignant, powerful, and remarkable full circle for me."

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