Ideas about trees and human beings"
About a year ago, I found an old decaying root
and took it home. When I was cleaning the clay
off the root, I saw that it was home to many ants,
their eggs, other very small animals, and^ a lot of
fungus. At this time, I felt very strongly once
again how great a thing a tree is.
Decaying trees return to the earth, and the earth
feeds countless living things. Does a human
being die naturally like a tree does? Do we feed
other lives with our wisdom and spirit as we age?
What is the difference between a human lifetime
and a tree's lifetime? What is the difference
between a human death and a tree's death? Has
the way we live changed? Has the natural
progression and quality of our lives been changed
by technology, and modern society and living?
These are some of the things I was thinking and
feeling when I made the works that are presented
here in this exhibition.