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Trees are Singing

I construct these photographs as site-specific investigations of our fleeting natural reality, the trees, forests, exploring the relationship between the camera lens, light, space and time, making the process of capturing an image frozen into a moment of color, movement, as if a musical composition created by chance. I confront the present moment by walking with the camera, gliding in panorama mode to extend, alter it so the movement is visible as a layered, volatile, sweeping encounter, improvising by chance, indeterminate. Each image references composers who uses chance in their compositions and performances.

I am inspired by Wendell Berry’s words, from “Planting Trees”

As I age in the world, it will rise and spread, and be for this place horizon

and orison, the voice of its winds.I have made myself a dream to dream of its rising, that has gentled my nights. Let me desire and wish well the life these trees may live when I no longer rise in the mornings to be pleased with the green of them shining, and their shadows on the ground, and the sound of the wind in them.

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