2018 / Fine Art / Landscape

Beyond My Reasonable Self

  • Photographer
    Jane Olin

My love of trees inspires this work. As a child, I played for hours under the protective canopy of the tall, stately trees with no supervision. Those were happy, carefree days. That youthful visceral experience with trees heightens my concern for their well-being. These images push toward the edge of darkness exploring feelings of despair over heightened concerns over the effects of climate change on tree ecosystems. After exposing tree negative onto silver gelatin paper, I pour, spray, and drip developer onto the paper and experiment with ideas during an 8-hour darkroom session.