or, the Altar and the Offering
‘The Tree’ is a project about the edges between human experience and the natural world. Humans cause immense destruction to exploit natural resources and yet also enforce policies to conserve the environment.
Economists and politicians, capitalists and philosophers, all ask; What is the value of nature?
This project suggests that when people pay close attention to the natural world that they can find right in their own neighbourhood they can find a sense of history, an emotional balance, and connection between humans and their environment.
The six main images are presented as large format prints. This tree lives in the grounds of Castletown House in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland. I have been looking at this particular tree for over twenty years now. It means a lot to me.