Tuesday, April 14, 2009
(Heart Earth) Bristlecone Pines
Me and my friend Ryan rolled up to a patch of gnarly branched, twisted, not to tall trees growing amongst some rocks on the mountain. We stood around snapped some pics, smoked ciggarette's, drank a beer and moved on. He told me they were endangered in some way but didn't know why. I did some research years later and found out their signifacance. The Bristlecone Pine is one of the oldest living organism on earth, up to 5,000 years. Some were saplings while the pyramids were being constructed. They grow very slowly due the conditions they live below the tree line in cold and dry climates. They have thrived in places where no other tree would and free of compitition, each year growing 1/1000th of an inch. I thought this would be perfect for the Heart Earth show coming up w/ the autumn society brethren. These trees are just an example of how life on earth always finds a way and will continue to flourish long after were gone. Its these kind of things about the planet that amaze me, that something we may see everyday and take for granted, like a tree, may have a story far greater then any human could ever tell.
Acrylic on panel 9.5" X 12.5"
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