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Every year I anticipate the bark shedding from my 5 crepe myrtle trees. It’s rich in texture and color and I enjoy looking at it. 


When I picked up the bark, however, I felt sad about the current state in California, where again, the forests have burned, out of control, 3.5 million acres, the worst in the state’s history. 

Even though many trees can regrow, I felt empathy for their forced plight. I photographed the bark pieces and wrote a haiku verse with the 5-7-5 syllables: 


“Bark, once shed with grace

Now destroyed by fire’s blaze.

Rise again, beauties!”

Phawnda Moore Rocklin, CA

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Photo by Pamela Paulsrud

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Day two installation with skilled technicians sensitive to the work!

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I looked up at a tree on the full moon one night, and just stared at the top of the tree for maybe ten minutes, the branches seemed to wave back and forth and transform, I then felt my stomach expand, and a cord of energy formed from my stomach to the tree and I suddenly felt a massive, but slow pulse beating through my body, I intuitively knew I was feeling the pulse of the trees life force and then a kind of voice boomed through my body and spoke the words love..peace..harmony..in to my mind. It was such a profound spiritual moment that I felt the desire to just fall to my knees and say a prayer of thanks, I just felt completely in awe..I had never experienced connecting with a tree before, and have tried many times since, but unable to do it again!

Written by Clare Brown, Fareham, Hampshire UK

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Melissa Jay Craig

Melissa Jay Craig, Chicago, IL USA

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Anonymous early work from Victoria, Australia

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IMG_0138Artwork by Marianne Burke, 2013

 

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Artwork by Linda Bravata

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Timely arrival of an incredibly beautiful collection of handmade paper rounds. If you’re wondering how they were created, Marjorie mentioned the blue/green pieces were made with cotton fiber. She then created a collagraph style print with deep embossing. Finally she colored the paper by hand, using an airbrush. Enjoy!IMG_4481

Artwork by Marjorie Tomchuk, New Cannon, Conn.

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Cori O’Connell papermaking

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Artwork by Alesia Zorn

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Handmade paper and artwork by Mason

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