Trees are great!

Trees are great, but why? There are the strictly ecological reasons like they help clean the air and they help the soil, but think about how they look. Trees look pretty weird to me. The good type of weird. The picture below is of a tree that was on the side of a stream in which I believe erosion exposed the roots. Look how wired and amazing that is. Visually as a photographer I couldn't resist but to create an abstract image of this tree. I'd done several series just about trees before I'd realised that I wanted to know more about them. I wanted to know what other artist think about them and how they use them. I wanted to know more on how people interact with them and even what we call them and why. So now we have this blog to quench this thirst. It should prove to be a very interesting journey and for this first blog post I will leave you with a simple quote: “The only journey is the one within.” Rainer Maria Rilke

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