This painting is inspired by my walks in the Rocky Mountain Foothills forest. There is constant change in the forest, in seasons, and in our lives. I compare walks in forest, to escapes from time. Paradoxically these escapes inspire me to think of time and about changes within time. One day the forest is blooming and another one it is experiencing harvest. I found dying old leaves beautiful in shapes and colors. They are, for me, an omen of changes and of new beginnings.