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
If you all are developing more of an appreciation for your local natural setting, this is how I’ve been spending most of my pandemic time: there is a local park with a tree that is home to a large population of birds, who come home to roost in the evenings. I thought I would share… Read more
Did you know that the American Chestnut used to comprise up to 25% of some our eastern hardwood forests? The range of these extraordinary trees stretched from Maine to Georgia and west to Illinois. In 1904, disaster struck, in the form of a fungal blight, now know as Cryphonectria parasitica, or chestnut blight. It was… Read more
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