Description As we look deep within the essence of a sugar maple, we see trees reaching endlessly skyward. The leaf reflects the viability of its source, the towering sugar maple tree. Its neighbors, the hemlock, beech, and birch trees, are part of the dense canopy that shades sugar maple seedlings, nurturing the young trees' growth. In boreal forests, populations of sugar maple have declined due to acid rain. This pollution not only impacts our natural areas, but also local economies that depend on the production of maple sugar and wood products. As we think about our natural and human communities, let's ensure the health of our forests. Precipitation should nurture our soils and trees, just like the gorgeous fall colors nurture our senses.
Rebecca Richman Member Since June 2006 Artist Statement Art celebrating the unity of life.
Bring nature in. Share and inspire.
Fluid, viable relationships bring into focus the connection of one life to another, and the intricate ways in which we impact our planet and are impacted by it. I create images that reveal the inherent bond between species, ecosystems, humanity and our entire natural world.