BRANCHES (Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts, 2021-2024).
Inquiries with trees.
When the woodcutter enters the forest
the trees all murmur
the handle of the axe is one of us.
I live in Somerville, Massachusetts, one of the most densely populated urban areas in New England. Most days during the pandemic I have calmed myself by walking and looking upward toward the trees.
BRANCHES is an ongoing composite of tree data collected with a variety of camera devices during my morning walks. Each file is built inside Photoshop from composite parts. Dimensions are variable to 40inch widths.
Inside the urban environment it is sometimes difficult to feel the expanse of the forest. BRANCHES is my way of reweaving an imaginary canopy.