Becoming

How we interact with place - whether we are attentive or obtuse is, at the very least, a two way experience.

The trees and plants we see in the landscape see us too. Place is not static. Rather it is dynamic, in perpetual flux; composed of infinitely complex patterns and relationships, every cell and atom with its own intelligence.

The multitude of events that a place has absorbed also informs its collective character. Birds, stones, weather, fungi .... all contribute to the mix. Some beings in this place have witnessed events from long before we were born.

Every place has its own unique qualities as does each individual tree, insect, microorganism, breath.

Place experiences us as we experience place: animate, enchanting, entangled.

Untitled (Lichen Bouquet at Hareshaw Linn) / framed archival ink jet print