Divi-Divi Tree The Divi-Divi Tree is native to Aruba and nearby islands. The constant trade winds always blow in the same direction forming these famous windswept trees. The frame dimensions are 16" x 16" and 1" deep. Paper Casting Paper casting is to me the perfect medium. It allows me use almost every skill set. A typical piece begins as a drawing or two. Then I sculpt it in wax. This is a long refining process and often the image sculpted is far different that the drawing. Then I build a dam around the wax and pour a rubber mold directly off the surface. A casting is made by pressing wet cotton pulp into the mold and extracting the water. Then I finish the surface. While every piece that emerges from the mold is about the same, no two are really painted the same. Maybe I would if I could, but the painting process is always in flux. I am always experimenting with ways of mixing colors or washes and hard edge or new pigments. I send about 75% of my time with the painted finishes. About Frames & Mats All Mats are acid free and this work includes the mat of your choice. Your piece will be painted to best match your mat. Black frames are matte black anodized aluminum frames & gold frames are shiny metallic gold anodized aluminum frames. Glass is also included.