Recent works: ‘Roots & Wings’  / ‘Reclamation’ series

I’ve been witnessing the effects of the logging industry on and near my 50 acre retreat tree farm in central Virginia’s Piedmont. I observe large tracts of forests leaving on the back of flat bed trucks. I consider resources; cultivation, consumption and compost.

I study the healing powers of the Earth in my own back yard; varied grasses attract seed eating songbirds, wildflowers call out to pollinating insects. Open warm earth attracts turtles, snakes, and lizards. Coppiced roots send saplings skyward, and year by year there is the possibility and potential for an increase in mammals; rabbits, deer, fox, coyote, bear and the elusive bobcat. 

A delicate balance that we hold in our hearts, minds and hands…