“In wildness is the preservation of the world."
~Henry David Thoreau
Song of Absolution is a collaboration with artist Joslyn Beta Lawrence that has evolved into a preservation project aligned with naturalists like John Muir and Thoreau. We are identifying indigenous trees in different regions of the world and making an effort to preserve them through traditional landscape portraiture. The title not only refers to the lyrical aspect of the work, but the redemptive quality that has become a part of the process in creating it.