Also known as the suicide tree, pong-pong, or othalanga. It is native to India and other Southern Asia parts. The seed is rought 5-7 cm large, or should I say, small. The seed does have a shell, but once it has fallen from the tree, it decays and leaves the fibrous tissue that I found interesting enough to paint.
I like the juxtaposition of the rough inside fibers and the smooth outer fibers. I think that is what drew me to the seed. The painting is done in neutrals, a color scheme I don't normally work it. I toyed with painting the background a hue, but in the end felt that black was the most striking and would really bring the seed forward the most.
Cebera Odollam, Acrylic Paint and Texture Mediums on Canvas, 22"X28", Dec 2014-Jan 2015.