I created the series Trees during the stay-at-home order during the Covid-19 pandemic. On sunny days, I would escape the confines of my house and sit in my garage with the garage door open gazing up at the neighborhood trees. Prior to leaf out, I found great comfort contemplating the bold lines of the branches silhouetted against the blue sky. Although I was confined to my home, the very act of gazing out towards the sky gave me a sense of freedom. I could partake in the great expanse of space just by looking. I made Tree I, Tree II, and Tree III to celebrate the sense of freedom that I experienced in the act of looking.