Description This very old Blackjack oak is right out my backdoor. I live in an area of Kansas that is Outcrop of typical Chautauqua Hills sandstone at The Hollow, a city park in Sedan, Kansas. This sandstone is part of the Ireland Sandstone Member of the Lawrence Formation.Many of the hills are covered by stands of black jack oaks, scrub oaks, and other hardwood species. This mix of medium-tall grasslands and scattered stands of deciduous trees is called the Cross Timbers by scientists who map vegetation. In Kansas, the extent of the Cross Timbers is almost identical to the extent of the Chautauqua Hills
Gary Wilber, Flint Hills, Kansas Member Since June 2012 Artist Statement Hi,
I have spent many years trying to decide what to do with all the 35mm photo's I took while traveling around the U.S. I thought most of the pictures were pretty good and that I had an eye for what looks good in print.
Then the digital era arrived and I and discovered more opportunities existed for my art.
Some of my art is pure photography and some is my photograph that has been reworked and altered with my imagination and graphic design.
Born and raised in Kansas City. Left for the love of country life and the feel of nature.
I hope you like what you see. It's been my pleasure to experience the depth of my connection with the Earth.