Yugen Series #1: Grace Upon Grace
36″ X 36″
Oil and Encaustic
Trees are our ancestors and are families. In forests, the elder is the Mother Tree who carries the history and mystery of her tree ‘tribe’. There is communication, intervention, medication and nourishment amongst families of trees in similar ways to human and animal groups. Reading Plant Intelligence and The Imaginal Realm by Stephen Buhner taught me why. There is a majesty to nature that demands our moral consideration. The indigenous people have an intelligence that informs our ability to survive the maladies we ‘civilized’ have lost. This work, Global Heart is my twin soul and pays homage to our Mother Earth and her knowledge.