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.

  • Diagonal Park

    Diagonal Park

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 50" (WxH)
  • Diagonal Park

    Diagonal Park

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    38" x 50" (WxH)
  • Sintra Tree

    Sintra Tree

    ink on tan Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    17" x 20" (WxH)
  • Roots of Fluency

    Roots of 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)
  • In Situ

    In Situ

    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)
  • Recovery Ground

    Recovery Ground

    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)
  • Stump Life

    Stump Life

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Lichen Nest

    Lichen Nest

    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)
  • Town or Country

    Town or Country

    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)
  • Far & Near

    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)
  • Forest Pools

    Forest Pools

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

    Year
    2021
    Dimensions
    20" x 17" (WxH)
  • Hurry There

    Hurry There

    ink on pale green Kitakata gampi paper

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

    Heartbeat

    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
    10" 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)
  • Embracing Diversity

    Embracing 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)
  • 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)