“Back in 2006 I had a close friend visiting California from Paris. Upon his arrival he pointed out all the tall Palm trees with a big innocent smile. He’d never seen so many in one city before. Growing up in Los Angeles all my life I got used to seeing the trees everywhere. I kind of stopped seeing them after growing up with them over years. But my friends smile was a friendly reminder of all the beauty of the things around us that we stop seeing over time.
I’ve been drawing the palm trees since 2007 and I can’t seem to get rid of them. They’re so fun to draw and I like the form. I keep trying to stop, but I just can’t. “