“This ancient tree, which I’ve since taken to calling Grandmother…I felt, beyond rational explanation…I was connected to her. Grandmother inspired me to bring people to her, to photograph them playing in her huge branches, dwarfed by them as if they were children.
And so began The TreeSpirit Project.
In and around trees, people feel they are a part of something bigger…The photographs sometimes seem to be an excuse to simply play or have an adventure in nature. Some people spontaneously climb or dance or swing in a tree…that the experiences we have making the photographs are as important, perhaps more important, than the photographs themselves.
…humans and trees have been interdependent for thousands of years and still are…we have the power to destroy other life forms, and without other life forms humanity will perish.”