what does this tree know?
I had a memorably close black bear encounter while setting up a film shoot in the forest. The bear was more curious than threatening, but I lost a pair of glasses in the ensuing moments. A week later, I returned to hunt for the glasses with my daughter, joking about the spectacled bear. While I scoured the ground off an overgrown trail, my daughter had the instinct to look up...and there was a tree with glasses, peering down at us. The spectacled bear? A lost hiker with a sense of humor? Magic in the old growth? Only the tree knows...
self portrait with pipilotti rist
I was thrilled to catch the video installation exhibit Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest at the New Museum in NYC.