On the heels of Peter’s latest major release, Infinity Tree, comes another story involving one of his highly acclaimed images of a Japanese maple.
In celebration of its 25-year run, the Nassau County Museum of Art in New York has recently launched its exhibition, Out of the Vault: 25 Years of Collecting. Over 200 of the museum’s 550 works of art can currently be seen on display, including portraiture, paintings, posters, objects and, of course, American landscapes – proudly featuring Peter’s award-winning image, Tree of Life.
Alongside pieces from prominent artists such as Andy Warhol and American naturalist John James Audubon, Peter’s masterwork will be part of the exhibition’s lineup at the museum through July 2015. In a room specially devoted to American landscapes, visitors will have a chance to gaze at a massive print of his magical vision, Tree of Life, which was recently described by an admiring journalist as a “psychedelicized Japanese maple tree, its gnarled branches looking like the limbs of an old soothsayer silhouetted against a canopy of iridescent red leaves letting in sparkles of sunlight.”
Tree of Life (seen above), captured in the beautiful state of Oregon, has been highly sought after by Peter Lik collectors since its release and is fast approaching sold out status. It is part of Peter’s famed Japanese maple series – a subject matter he has been capturing since he first discovered the “stunning, natural visions” in 2009 while exploring the Pacific Northwest. Peter could not be more thrilled to be included in this incredible exhibit: “I am deeply honored to be included in a showcase with so many other incredible artists. To have one of my most prized works displayed in a museum with such a rich history and a remarkable collection is both thrilling and humbling. I am truly grateful.”
Photo courtesy of Nassau County Museum of Art