Tree Rings

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Tree Rings
52 in
69 in
(132 cm x 175 cm)
Photo Credit
Doug Conley
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Tree rings offer us a unique historical view of our essential ecosystems; a window to variations in Earth's past climate. As you look at my abstracted tree, I encourage you to pause to think about how mankind's devastating impact on our planet will be recorded in the future. In Apocalyptic Planet, Craig Childs says, "The ancient mosaic of different habitats that interacted with one another in the original climax forest is gone, replaced with a tangled mess that may require hundreds, even thousands of years to rise back to true diversity."
Commercial cotton, stabilizer, various threads
Foundation machine pieced, free motion machine quilted