From Tree to Sea

These abstract drawings were made by rubbing paper and oil paint over the bark of living Douglas Fir trees in Mt. Douglas park, Saanich BC. At the same time I investigated how old individual trees were and their life cycle.  The trees can attain 60–75 m (197–246 ft) or more in height and 1.5–2 m (4.9–6.6 ft) in diameter. Trees can live between 500 – 1000 years!  These trees are very young, In Mt Douglas park we think they are ‘big’ trees. I was surprised to see that when I turned the rubbing to landscape they resembled the sea side. Everything is truly connected. (Oil and gauche on paper)



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