The forest is a creative space – one where plants, animals and ecosystems are part of a creation process that has been on an infinite loop since the beginning of time.

These drawings and photographs – created while collecting field recordings –were  created in response to ecosystems which I encountered while exploring the Biome. The images were digitally scanned and converted into audio waveforms.
 

Drunken
Drunken

I saw a tree that had been uprooted and was leaning over. This is called a drunken tree.

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Roots
Roots

As I made audio recordings in various locations in Banff National Park, I drew studies of small plants that I found as part of my process.

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Pine Needle with Shaft of Light
Pine Needle with Shaft of Light

I experimented with a series of photographic images and scans using minimal pine needle and branch elements. These images were converted into audio files and used in several compositions found on my Bandcamp page.

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Drunken Tree Twig
Drunken Tree Twig

This twig was is part of a drunken tree. Drunken trees begin to lean due to the fact that their roots no longer have a good hold in the ground. This happens when permafrost melts. They are becoming more and more common in arctic environments.

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Pine Needle with Shaft of Light II
Pine Needle with Shaft of Light II
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Pine Needles with Shaft of Light
Pine Needles with Shaft of Light
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Pine Needles
Pine Needles

I used pine needles as drawing instruments, and then included them in the drawing.

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Pine Needle Drawing
Pine Needle Drawing

I used pine needles as drawing instruments, and then included them in the drawing.

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Pine Needles
Pine Needles

I used pine needles as drawing instruments, and then included them in the drawing.

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