In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Today I was really craving a break from the studio. It was a beautiful sunny day and I wanted to be outside to play. So I grabbed the camera and went exploring. Usually, when these moments hit I am always looking at the ground to find twigs or other random objects to use in my sculptures. But today, I decided to look up into the sky… the big beautiful blue sky. Although still looking at twigs but these were still attached to the trees. I have always felt a deep connection to trees and Yes… I have hugged my share of trees in my lifetime.
I find them inspiring and very grounding. They gently remind me that everything in life goes through cycles of growth and rest. Sometimes we are exposed to things that damage us. Leaving us disfigured and scared. But time and nature do their best to repair these. Giving us the opportunity to view things with a different perspective.
I have posted some of the trees that I visited today. Total I shot over 100 images. These are some of my favorites. They seemed to have the strongest personalities. It is my hope that these will inspire me …and maybe you will find these inspirational as well.
These photographs are so simple and beautiful.