I painted this while I was living in Okinawa, Japan. There were a number of huge, beautiful trees there, with complicated intertwangled roots. This picture, of Mother Earth as an old, strong woman, borrowing her body from the trees and knitting a waterfall out of mist, came to me while I was sitting beneath one of them; and I just had to paint it.
The original was oil on gessoed illustration board. The outside dimension of the mat was 16x20 inches. The opening is oval because there was a very nice oval mat cutter at the craft center on base, and it was easier to use than the square one!
If you'd like to see this image on something besides a print, please let me know! I'll be happy to put it on anything you'd like!