For some time now, I’ve had a thing about trees.
As a kid I collected leaves and obsessed about species identification as I encountered them around city and forest. Over the years I’ve supplemented my home's heating with the firewood cut and split from dead scavenged trees. I own a small share of a section of woods in southern New Hampshire; part of a hemlock/beech forest with which I’ve become intimately involved, both in my personal image making and in learning about the role of trees on Earth. I have a deepened sense of awe and respect for these wild slow-growing things/beings that have been a context for so much of my life, so often finding them in the foreground of my vision.