Trees, at times, appear almost human. Their form and gesture seduce us; imagination takes over. We feel closer to nature when we see ourselves as trees.

Yet our relationship to trees – as all of nature – is complicated. I make photographs where human intervention is visible, using the tree as both subject and metaphor. There is no perfect moment, the landscape is perpetually changing. My works evolve as I respond to each place. I build invented narratives through repetition, photographing the same subjects over revolving seasons to document the traces of time.

Our world is impossibly complex, our problems daunting on a scale unimaginable. Still, nature is an infinite miracle teeming with the unanswered mysteries of time, life, and death. There is such power in the purest sense of wonder. It can give us the courage to face the future.

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