I use a narrative of social engagement to generate discussion concerning tree loss and climate decline with my constructions. In superficial inspection, the current works appears to have a trompe l'oeil direction; however, this concern for defining a context is not to fool the eye but to engage interest.
Current images comment on ecological destruction and view of renewal. They present the value of nature's provision of trees. The loss of woodlands both in urban and rural spaces is apparent and documented by government agencies and forestry organizations. By maintaining trees, the normal life cycles of these grand organisms consume carbon dioxide, captures carbon, produces oxygen, limits soil erosion and engenders city cooling via the arboreal canopy: one antidote to the climate crisis.
I note my awareness of the surrounding phenomena: growing, evolving, decaying, especially in regards to my observations of the nature world, the microcosm of my frequent walks in the woods.