Fred Cole – “Dancing With Redwoods”

Fred Cole  – “Dancing With Redwoods”

Mahogany base, and wood scraps, found metal wire, 15”H x 12”Wx 9” D, 2019 $195.00


To me trees are among the most fascinating living creatures on Earth. They breathe, they communicate with each other, they have sex, they migrate (although slowly), they cool the planet, they hold the earth in place, they provide animals with homes, they provide us with heating material, feed us, they help us relax, they provide beauty for us, they provide shelter and tools for us, they were used as in various types of vehicles and boats throughout history, they inspire us to poetry and song, the forests they may live in are homes for wildlife we have hunted and still do for food, they are strong, heavy and flexible, they change with the seasons and thus teach us about the life cycle, and have anamazing array of species. When left alone in nature the forests are trimmed by natural forces and will live for thousands of years. They can grow to become ancient, and like ancients of many species, they have much to teach us. They have been bombarded by all that humans can throw at their very existence, yet they somehow survive chemi-cals, warfare, cars, proximity to railroads, explosions, human made drought, forest fires, climate change, cement, cities,suburbs, strip malls, and being strip cut for lumber on a mass scale. They have survived humankind’s general ineptness in understanding their existence and their importance to ours. Picture the world without trees…you cannot because there would be no world left to picture.“Dancing with Redwoods,” reminds me of our relationship to trees and the joys they can bring us.


Skills

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March 29, 2019

Skills

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March 29, 2019