Trees have always been a source of wonder for me. Pausing, looking up and absorbing the unique beauty of each has been an integral part of my journey as an artist. Within the last year, several sources of influence have changed my sense of purpose. Reading Richard Powers’ The Overstory affected me deeply. The book… Read more
The Torrey Story
Torrey pines are critically endangered, and some of the rarest pine trees in the world. There are only two locations remaining of wild Torrey pines: Torrey Pine State Reserve near San Diego, and Santa Rosa Island. Development was the first thing that threatened the trees. An invasion of the five-spined engraver beetle, droughts, fire, and… Read more
The Elusive Cuyamaca Cypress (Cupressus Stephensonni)
When you are only going to be in an area for a short time, and you start weeks before trying to contact park rangers on the forms on their websites but get no reply, you have to hope that when you get there you will have better luck. My process involves finding out which trees… Read more
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