Custom portrait commission, approx. 16 x 22 acrylic on panel by Steve Eichenberger.
This was fun to do because it was a surprise commission for the recipient (the subject). I hear he was honored.
The symbology has to do with his middle name, which connotes strength and deep-rootedness. A large underpainted root system (not evident in the photo) can be seen in the dark lower section when viewing the original if you know it’s there, further supporting the symbology of C’s middle name.