Now available as a 10" x 14" poster print, you can still find this Tree Project: First Frost print in the Fine Art Photo Cards,
Set of TWELVE (5.5"x 4.25" note cards with envelopes), 2017 Collection
Completed before Memorial Day; this Organic Installation Art was actually UPRIGHT in the yard behind the studio (with the help of some decent weather and my Manions, a.k.a. the men in my life...My son and My BF) in time for Memorial Day.
Exploring what makes art "sacred" ...
Patrons saw it first.
Now available to the public, you can watch: "Prologue to a Tree Project"
“It’s hardly surprising that most of us see trees as practically inanimate, nothing more than objects. But the truth is very different. They are just as intensely alive as we are . . . and for much, much longer.” ~Peter Wohlleben,
The Pine trees in the yard have taught me so much about protection, shelter, and strength and the way those things cohabitate with “inconvenience” and natural seasonal “nuiscances” (pine needles, wet towels, extra trash). I have learned a lot about the ancient purpose and relationship of these trees with the humans who surround them now. These are things I would not have learned if I had the means to “cut them down” when I moved in here.
I have learned how important it is not to try to grow trees/plants/people too close together. In order to make room for them to thrive there must be space between. Difficult choices must be made.
Ultimately, I believe this project happened because
“In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak.”
UNLOCK Private and Public access posts about this project HERE