Earth's Dance: Sacred Trees!

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Earth's Dance: Sacred Trees!
58 in
62 in
(147 cm x 157 cm)
Photo Credit
Joe Ofria
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Experiencing the mighty and majestic redwoods in California is awe-inspiring! The redwood species contains the largest, tallest trees on Earth, living for thousands of years despite Earth’s forces. Since redwoods absorb the most carbon of all trees, they play a huge role in reducing greenhouse gases and contribute in a positive way to the Earth. Yet, these sacred trees face peril due to losses from fire, ecology, harvesting, logging, and climate change. I created an abstract redwood tree in the colorful beauty of its life juxtaposed with a colorless tree coping with life’s end. These trees are a metaphor for hope and survival as their mighty branches reach out to each other.
Mixed media, silk broadcloth, artist’s photos, shibori dyed fabrics
Digitally developed photos, scanned dyed shibori fabrics, printed, machine stitched