Decomposition and renewal—it is that duality that is the foundation for succession, biologic innovation and the new—the future of the forest and of life. The interconnected systems and patterns found in nature have a scope and duration that is outside of our generation’s lifespan or cultural aesthetic. The memoryLOG collages and watercolors are an interpretive record of my ten-day residency in 2015 at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and a response to HJA’s Log Decomposition project and a reflection on the subjective nature of time and the relationship of self to the environment. The Andrews Forest is a place of inquiry that supports research on forests, streams, and watersheds, and fosters strong collaboration among ecosystem science, education, natural resource management, and the humanities. The Andrews Forest is a charter member of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program.
Thank you to the following for their support of my practice and memoryLOG:
The HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River Ranger District, OR