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Twisted Tree No. 002 | Sustenance


You can also view and purchase this painting at my Studio at 214 W. Main St, Alpena AR. Open on Saturdays from 9 – 4, or email for an appointment.

Details about the Original Work

Title: Sustenance
Size: 5 x 7″
Media: handmade watercolor
Substrate: watercolor paper, mounted on birch
Pigment source: russet stone

Available in original, 5 x 7″ prints, notecards, and NFT.

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One of my anthropomorphic Twisted Trees from a single Ozark pigment. Sustenance is painted entirely in pigment from a stone found in Madison county, Arkansas that yields this brilliant orange color.

I never know what the tree’s personality or features will be until it reveals itself to me. Once that point arrives, I refine the lines to bring about the vision. The title reflects upon the breast – of all mammals, the source of sustenance. In humans, the breasts are a source of sustenance, but also comfort and sensuality.

This 5 x 7″ painting is on watercolor paper which has been permanently mounted onto a birch cradleboard. It is varnished for UV/environmental protection and framed without glass, with a sample of the pigment rock attached to the frame.



All of my prints are processed in house with a professional giclée art printer using archival inks. The paper is archival watercolor paper for high quality prints. This one is only available as a 5 x 7″ print, as that is the size of the original.


Notecards are 4 x 5.5″, blank inside, and printed on the same quality paper as my prints. Each are packaged in a clear bag with an envelope and the insert that tells the story of how I began my watercolor journey with Ozark pigments. All of my artwork is available on notecards, and you can mix and match to order a set of 5 for a discount. Sets are not individually packaged, but are attractively presented together in a box. Click here to find out more about notecard sets. (Will link when listing is live. in the meantime, email me at madison@wildozark.com to order a set. I’ll invoice you.)

Tea Towels

Get your favorite coffeetime artwork on a tea towel. These are large bar mop type towels. High quality, 100% organic and unbleached cotton from India.

A combination discount is available for the 5 x 7″ print, notecard, and tea towel together. Makes a great gift for the coffee-lover in your life!


This artwork is not yet available as an NFT but will be minted on the Solana platform at Exchange.art. For my NFT artworks, they all start with one of my original paintings. Anyone who buys the physical original artwork is entitled to the NFT at no extra charge. If this NFT sells for a $220 USD equivalency, the buyer is entitled to the original physical piece. If you’d like help getting set up to receive this NFT, let me know. I’m happy to help newcomers into the NFT space.

Go here to see the NFT at Exchange.art


More Info

All of my paintings begin with foraging for rocks, bones, clay, or other pigment sources. If you’d like to read a little more about my life of foraging for rocks, read this post: She Delivers in Spades. Follow the blog if you’d like to get the latest posts in your email inbox. And sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to enter the monthly drawing for a free 5 x 7″ print, hear about whatever I’ve been up to, and plan to see exhibits and shows.

Contact Me:

email: madison@wildozark.com
IG: @wildozark
FB: @wildozark
Twitter: @wildozark

Additional information

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions N/A

Original, Print: 5 x 7, Print: 8 x 10, NFT, Notecard, Tea Towel, Notecard Set of 5, Print-Card-Towel Set