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
With the aid of science writer and journalist Gabriel Popkin, I was able to locate these magnificent Blue Ash trees on the estate of Henry Clay in Lexington, Kentucky. Ashland was named for the beautiful trees on its grounds. Kate Heil, the business manager at Ashland, kindly informed me that the trees date to the… Read more
The Florida Yew (Taxis Floridana) and the Florida Nutmeg (Torreya Taxifolia) are among the 79 most critically endangered trees in the United States. After some fairly thorough internet research, I found a few promising leads on the whereabouts of these trees. One was the Garden of Eden trail managed by The Nature Conservancy. After sending… Read more
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