Out on a Limb

Throughout history people have migrated from one continent to another carrying seeds and saplings with them, greening their new terrains with familiar leaves. Unwittingly, I depict these non-native species, along with indigenous trees, on European boulevards, Mediterranean walkways, and American footpaths. Photographing close-up, I give few clues to the locales where these tree trunks tower. Out on a Limb is a plea to save the arbor.

Portfolio Series

I depict blanched wood, gnarled limbs, and slender trunks aping young lovers entangled in embrace. Peering at colossal trees, I notice ashen bark weathered by age and wood swelling with disease—mirroring the human condition.

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401_Dinosaur

2015, Still-life montage, Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper, 30" x 30"

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402_Breasttree

2015, Still-life montage, Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper, 30" x 30"

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403_Carvedtree

2015, Still-life montage, Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper, 30" x 30"

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404_Bonetree

2015, Still-life montage, Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper, 30" x 30"

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405_Bonetree2

2015, Still-life montage, Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper, 30" x 30"

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406_Archaelogtree

2015, Still-life montage, Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper, 30" x 30"