“It's Mine It's yours” - Words written on the sign board at the entrance of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. These words were etched in my mind since my visit there last year. With our boundless selfishness and greed we are, bit by bit, losing vast expanses of the mighty forests. The line “It's Mine Its yours” makes a plea to all humans. My visit to South Africa was like any other curious tourist's. My intention was to explore and understand Africa's uniqueness. My curiosity continued even after I returned to my homeland. I began looking at photographs of forests every day. Each time I stared at these pictures, the magnificence of the trees drew me in further. I stared continually at these trees and how they stand as proof of the Earth's mysterious past. Although twisted and bent, they stand resolute. They are the selfless caretakers and nurturers of our planet. I began to paint these trees. As an artist I was aware of my limitations in bringing out their larger - than - life characteristics. They are the central character in my series. My love for this most enigmatic creation of God has grown stronger every day. I have sincerely attempted to connect my mind, thoughts and love for these creations.