Is any Tree a Common Tree?
Is any Tree a Common Tree? - Silver Gelatin Photography by Gwen Arkin

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful. -Alice Walker

Medium-format film, Holga camera, Lith developer on Foma fiber-based paper

  • They are imbeciles who call my work abstract. That which they call abstract is the most realistic,
    because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things. Constantin Brancusi
  • Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said.
    They came. He pushed them and they flew. Guillaume Apollinaire
  • I had hardly begun to read / I asked how can you ever be sure / that what you write is really / any good at all and he said you can't / you can't you can never be sure / you die without knowing / whether anything you wrote was any good / if you have to be sure don't write W.S. Merwin
  • Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'.
    Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. Man Ray