Trees are a record of the world, holding time and marking it in ways we cannot completely fathom, and in ways that are unappreciated by most. They breathe air into the sky to sustain us, while also sequestering elements from the air into the ground and in their own bodies. In this way they serve as intermediaries quite literally between heaven and earth.
The Overstory explores the notion of time as record through these great fellow beings we live amongst and how they hold a kinship with the lens, always seeing and experiencing, protecting their secrets until someone seeks them out.
Manifest Gallery, Manifest Facade, 2010. Digital photograph, 7 2/3 x 11 1/2 inches. Courtesy of Manifest Gallery