Tree Talk

In "The Social Life of Forests," (New York Times Magazine, posted 12/2/2020) Ferris Jabr writes: "By analyzing the DNA in root tips and tracing the movement of molecules through underground conduits, [Suzanne] Simard [professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia] has discovered that fungal threads link nearly every tree in a forest — even trees of different species. Carbon, water, nutrients, alarm signals and hormones can pass from tree to tree through these subterranean circuits. Resources tend to flow from the oldest and biggest trees to the youngest and smallest. Chemical alarm signals generated by one tree prepare nearby trees for danger. Seedlings severed from the forest’s underground lifelines are much more likely to die than their networked counterparts. And if a tree is on the brink of death, it sometimes bequeaths a substantial share of its carbon to its neighbors." "The Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben is another source of inspiration for this series.

Note: Some of these pieces are over 4 feet high and some are only 17 inches high. I try to show them as proportionally as I can, so the larger ones may need you to double-click on the image to fit it to your screen.

  • Tenacity

    Tenacity

    ink and watercolor on pale green Kitakata paper

    Year
    2022
    Dimensions
    38" x 50" (WxH)
  • It All Depends

    It All Depends

    ink on pale green Kitakata paper

    Year
    2022
    Dimensions
    38" x 50" (WxH)
  • Lost In Woods

    Lost In Woods

    ink and acrylic on pale green Kitakata paper; layered and collaged with mulberry paper

    Year
    2022
    Dimensions
    38" x 50" (WxH)
  • Umbilical Hollow

    Umbilical Hollow

    ink and watercolor on pale green Kitakata paper

    Year
    2022
    Dimensions
    38" x 50" (WxH)
  • Web of Life

    Web of Life

    ink on pale green Kitakata paper

    Year
    2022
    Dimensions
    38" x 50" (WxH)
  • Stay Centered

    Stay Centered

    ink and watercolor on pale green Kitakata paper

    Year
    2022
    Dimensions
    38" x 50" (WxH)
  • Thornton Creek

    Thornton Creek

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 28" (WxH)
  • In The Aftermath

    In The Aftermath

    ink and acrylic on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 21" (WxH)
  • Winter in My Veins

    Winter in My Veins

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    17" x 20" (WxH)
  • Sintra Tree

    Sintra Tree

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    17" x 20" (WxH)
  • Rocky Start

    Rocky Start

    ink on pale green Kitakata paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 50" (WxH)
  • Comebacks

    Comebacks

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    28" x 38" (WxH)
  • Diagonal Park

    Diagonal Park

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 48" (WxH)
  • Fluency

    Fluency

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 28" (WxH)
  • Uprooted

    Uprooted

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 28" (WxH)
  • Disappointment

    Disappointment

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 28" (WxH)
  • Falls

    Falls

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 28" (WxH)
  • Breaking The News

    Breaking The News

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 28" (WxH)
  • Textures Of Being Alive

    Textures Of Being Alive

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 28" (WxH)
  • Restart

    Restart

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 28" (WxH)
  • Autumn Falls

    Autumn Falls

    ink and acrylic on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Water Became Wood

    Water Became Wood

    ink, acrylic medium on pale green Kitakata gampi

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Table Setting

    Table Setting

    SOLD

    pigment ink on pale green Kitakata paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Divine Crone

    Divine Crone

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi, acrylic medium

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Networking

    Networking

    ink and acrylic on pale green Kitakata gampi

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    17" x 20" (WxH)
  • Giving Stump

    Giving Stump

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Shelter After The Storm

    Shelter After The Storm

    ink and acrylic on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Sibling Rivalry

    Sibling Rivalry

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Traipsing

    Traipsing

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Dynasty Stump

    Dynasty Stump

    ink and acrylic on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Water in Wood (formerly Far & Near)

    Water in Wood (formerly Far & Near)

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Limb

    Limb

    ink on pale green Kitakata paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Pooling Resources

    Pooling Resources

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Heartbeat

    Heartbeat

    SOLD

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Forest Aperture

    Forest Aperture

    ink on pale green Kitakta gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Cavity Nesting

    Cavity Nesting

    ink and acrylic on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Yellowthroat

    Yellowthroat

    ink and acrylic on pale green Kitakata paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Embrace Diversity

    Embrace Diversity

    ink and acrylic on pale green Kitakata gampi

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    17" x 20" (WxH)
  • Margin

    Margin

    ink and acrylic on paper, mounted on wood panel

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    10" x 22" (WxH)
  • Snow Melt

    Snow Melt

    ink on heavyweight tan Kitakata paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    28" x 20" (WxH)
  • Deep State

    Deep State

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    10" x 25" (WxH)
  • Fractured Factuality

    Fractured Factuality

    SOLD

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Inverted Forest

    Inverted Forest

    SOLD

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Forest Rumor

    Forest Rumor

    SOLD

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper 

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Forest Nursery

    Forest Nursery

    SOLD

    Ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • DIpper

    DIpper

    SOLD

    Ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Siskin

    Siskin

    SOLD

    ink on Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)