The Lonely Cedar features a whole lot of stuff I normally can’t abide in painting: a strong scent of mystical symbolism; dry, tempera like application of oil paint; and things that look to deliberately like other things. For instance, in the painting (6 ½ -feet square), a major part of the tree, on the right, looks kike it has a huge four-legged, giraffe-necked woodpecker clinging to it. The base of the tree resembles some kind of animal foot. A mountain in the distance to the left is topped by what seems to be a nipple.

(source: wikipedia)