"Midnight Canopy" and "Under The Blood Moon" are part of a series called Color Bombs With Wings. They evolved from my Color Bomb series, but now instead of abstract forms that may hint at the natural world these shapes take on identifiable and representational elements that spring from the forest outside my studio in the Appalachian Mountains. I was born and raised here and the landscape, colors, animals, trees, and all that is alive in these mountains is woven into everything I do. My studio is on the second floor up in the trees and I have a birds-eye view of the arboreal world and everything above and below. This series taps into that world and brings it out of the woods and onto the canvas.