When we take the time to notice trees, they can become graceful sculptures. With each step we may see their individual and collective beauty. Trees in their natural state in the forest form a communal network that is designed to protect and support each other. When one tree is struggling, the others use their elaborate root system to come to the rescue by providing interlocking root support and nutrients.
Keep hiking and notice how fresh the air feels, filtered by the trees that also release chemicals that uplift our mood. This is the notion of forest bathing that began in Japan. We feel more creative and energetic after a walk in the forest. The forest and trees can have a healing effect.
Cape Cod trees are at risk from development, visitation, extreme weather, and past and present harvest. Combined these have severe consequences to the fragile ecology of Cape Cod.
The artist lives amidst West Barnstable Conservation Lands with her three dogs. She is a juried fine art photographer at the Cape Cod Art Center, having exhibited there and at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.
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Each photo is an archival pigment print on Canson Infinity Plantine Fiber Rag paper with archival matting. Paper size 17”x22”, $150 each