The old sketch was executed with a 2 B graphite pencil, showing details of the fresh breaks on some roots and masses of earth still clinging stubbornly to the tips of the roots. Clumps of foliage on the higher branches laid so helplessly on the ground still attached, waiting perhaps to continue its wondrous food making process of photosynthesis. It attracted my attention then simply because of its unusual state brought about by an act of nature and I wondered if the tree could overcome this seemingly cruel strike.
Four years on it has found a new way to survive and thriving well. My faith in Nature held strong.
Two large clusters of lively green foliage now grow on its prone trunk, like a fish with 2 large dorsal fins in tandem. How it will continue to grow would be an interesting phenomenum to know and I wonder if it can still bear fruits like the others do.
This present charcoal sketch is dedicated to those who need to make do with changes caused by the inevitable.
Take heart, Nature and Time do wonders when we have faith.
Pui San 3 May 2008