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Art Center branches out, pays tribute to the trees

Original post made on Feb 21, 2020

Following in the footsteps of last year's nature-themed exhibitions that focused on the sky and encounters between humans and non-human animals, the Palo Alto Art Center is currently making like the Lorax and speaking for the trees.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:17 AM

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Posted by Richard H Stafursky
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:52 am

The natural landscape is the ultimate art. I think Ansel Adams saw this. The natural landscape should not be confused with natural landscaping. The latter is man made. The natural landscape should not be confused with the species' forest (plural possessive). Yes, both are natural, but the latter is "owned" by all the other native plants, animals, fungi and soil microbes which have occupied that place. It is very difficult for artist to depict the species' forest. It has to do with the conviction that the land is not ours. --- from the Deep Woods of the Species' Forest, Conway, Massachusetts

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