video stills: To Understand a Tree (Time)
This video was shot on site weekly at the same time of day, for a period of one year. The frame is focused on the Red oak tree which is at the center of To Understand a Tree, and shows much of the surrounding forest, including a vernal pool in the background. It emerges from contemplation of the subjective experience of time, and the essential unknowability of a tree from a human perspective. The video was shot from Summer 2019 - Summer 2020. I shot at the same time of day in one-week increments, and each clip in the final video highlights the subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) changes in the forest from week to week.
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