In the Woods

At face value, the photographs from the series In the Woods are an homage to our natural world’s picturesque beauty. For each piece, portraits of trees are printed directly on birch bark using the cyanotype process. Every tree in the forest is unique, and similarly, due to this printing process no piece from this series can be exactly replicated.

However, due to the high acidity of the birch onto which these images are printed, over time every one of them will change color, degrade, and eventually vanish. While we may revere the natural world’s beauty, societally we practice a disregard for its future. Without preventative measures, our beautiful natural spaces, like these images, will continue to disappear.

This series is ongoing.

 

In the Woods (1)
2017
5 x 4 inches
Northern Michigan University President's Collection

 

In the Woods (3)
2017
12 x 7 inches
Northern Michigan University President's Collection

 

In the Woods (28)
2018
4.75 x 4.25 inches
 

 

In the Woods (8)
2018
10.75 x 3.25 inches
 

 

In the Woods (44)
2017
10 x 8 inches
 

 

In the Woods (2)
2017
5 x 3.5 inches
Northern Michigan University's President's Collection

 

In the Woods (4)
2018
6.125 x 4.125 inches
 

 

In the Woods (22)
2018
8.75 x 3.25 inches
 

 

In the Woods (38)
2018
6 x 3 inches
 

 

In the Woods (12)
2018
10 x 5.5 inches