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Hazel Belvo
Witch Tree Torso

I was really intrigued by this piece when I first looked at it. This piece is composed from graphite, tobacco juice, and vermillion which give it a very distinct texture. The most dynamic part of this piece that I found was the perception of the trunk versus the branches. The trunk appears to be solely in the foreground while the branches are concentrated in the background. This quality makes this piece very unique and interesting to observe. Also when taking the title into account, it appears as if the trunk of the tree could compose a cloak and a knob towards the top of the trunk resembles a head. Placing the trunk in the foreground furthers the resemblance of a body figure within the tree.