My art is made of trees.
For each piece of wooden artwork I sell this year, I am planting a tree.
A circle of trees.
A wish, a prayer, a hope for the future.
The wood I use, the rocks and plants I use for colors, even the plant resins I use for binders - they are all from the earth. This circle of trees puts something back.
Each tree within the circle connects to each person who supports my art. This circle of trees is a visual representation of a community supporting art.
It is a habitat and food source for animals and a natural art installation. The circle sequesters carbon and makes oxygen. This circle of trees will benefit living things long after I am gone.
This is the kind of legacy I want to leave behind. It is the most meaningful art project I have ever done.
Will it save the planet, clean the oceans and solve all the problems? No. But I firmly believe that caring for our own little corner of the world in whatever way we are able to has impact.
More details to come as the ground thaws and planting can begin. I will be planting the trees myself, using permaculture practices in guilds with beneficial companion shrubs and herbs.