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Feb 12

Minimalism – The Lone Tree

What is it that attracts us to trees? To some it might be their significant, ongoing contribution to life on earth, while to others it may be their use as a fuel, a versatile construction material or simply a playground.  To me it is their majestic and ancient symbolism.

They stand tall and proud, governing the surrounding landscape, reaching high to bridge the gap between sky and earth.  Several hundreds of years existence for a single tree is often only a fraction of its entire life, which fills me with wonder when considering that in its lifespan it may have already experienced many of mankind’s more significant times and events – both good and bad.

It is difficult to reconcile the fact that something can remain in just one place for its entire life while the surrounding world moves along at a frantic  pace.

A single tree in open landscape imparts a feeling of sadness and makes one wonder what might have happened that resulted in it standing alone.  The images included with this post focus on the individual tree, isolating it from its environment to emphasize its majesty and also to tell a story of loneliness and are all p[art of my new minimalism project.

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