Center (Bonsai) by Jesse Waugh
Oil on canvas
A new lingam emerges at the Center. Excited by its newfound glory, it threatens to outgrow the grizzled ancient monolith it will eventually supplant.
In the calm before a storm, a crouching tree braces to weather the coming gales, as darkest skies threaten to burst and spin into a tempest.
ADDENDUM 2018-05-14: Center Bonsai was just repotted! Check out the Museum of Pulchrism blog post about it: https://www.jessewaugh.com/museum-of-pulchrism-blog/2018/5/14/center-bonsai-repotted