Trees Are Poems

Local earth in gum tempera and indigo dye on paper. Cover: indigo-dyed paper, wood and turquoise beads. 15x15 cm closed, 15x150 cm unfolded.

DateDecember 2023


In December ’23 I spent a fortnight in rural Andalusia, surrounded by stone oaks, on an art residency. This one-off artist book was inspired by the dancing oaks on this land, and written with the earth they grow on. The text is a quote from Kahlil Gibran that came to mind as I walked under the trees:

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky. We fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness.”

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