This image is part of my nude self-portrait project, I AM: For the Love of Nature, created in the American West during my 60's. 🌿
This image was created with an iPhone 7 Plus in the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, in Northern California. The poem literally describes my experience: this fallen tree called to me. As it was only 300 steps from the parking lot, I resisted disrobing. After hiking for over 90 minutes, and photographing myself with other fallen trees, this One still called to me as we were leaving the park late in the day. I only had my iPhone. I chose to surrender to nature so I can share this message to be present with nature, with you.
Please click on the Vision Board items to read the project statement, my bio, and CV.
* All bidders receive a copy of the project book, 40 pp.
*** IF THIS AUCTION REACHES 3 ETH (or if a single collector acquires 2-3 of my images in this series for a total of 3 ETH minimum), I WILL PERFORM A POETRY READING AND PHOTO PRESENTATION AT THE COLLECTOR'S LOCATION OF CHOICE ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. 💚
Learn more: https://iamfortheloveofnature.com
SPECIAL DONATION: 20% of the net proceeds from this sale will be donated to @offsetra supporting rainforest protection in Brazil, in honor of World Environment Day and #NFT4thePlanet
The poem is embedded in the high-rez version of the image the collector receives. The original collector may also choose to receive a physical print.
Resting in the Redwoods
As I entered
the old-growth forest
the wood nymphs
whispered my name.
I kept walking.
They kept talking.
“Here, now?” I asked.
“What are you waiting for?”
“This is The Present.”