White Pine Study, Cut Paper, 4'x4' December 2015

White Pine Study, Cut Paper, 4'x4' December 2015

New Hampshire is 84% forested the second most forested state in the United States. Its  Eastern White Pine Forest is known for a burgeoning growth after the clearing of old growth hardwoods in the late 1800's. As a symbol for new growth the pine’s importance stems from their regenerative role in reestablishing tree coverage in areas previously deforested. 

Through enlargement and reproduction this piece highlights the patterned blanketing of seasonally dropped needles to speak about complex cycles of disturbance, coverage, and regeneration.