30” x 30”
Artist Diane Burko is well-known for her landscape paintings, and has gained increasing recognition for her photographic work in the last decade. Though her work frequently depicts scenes from exotic locales, such as Iceland, Italy, Hawaii, and Costa Rica, Burko also draws on motifs from closer to home. Her cabin in Point Pleasant, Bucks County provides not only a periodic refuge from the bustle of Philadelphia, but the surrounding gardens and woodlands are an enduring source of inspiration for imagery that recurs in both her photographic and painted work. Sycamore Tendrils is part of the “Tapestries” series of photographs, which were all taken around her Bucks County home in 2007 and 2008.
In Burko’s words:
The diverse vegetation of our environment sometimes presents itself as an irregular woven tapestry. I have continually discovered matted and layered vignettes during my last decade of visits to Bucks County, Pennsylvania as well as to other locations that reveal similar abstractions.