Like A Ghost | The Forests’ Roles, Depletion & The Impact On Humankind

Manifesting Reality

 

Photographer Ellen Jantzen is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From her series ‘Transplanting Reality; Transforming Nature’To see Ellen’s body of work click on any photograph.

 

In The Field of Gold

 

Lunette

 

Immeasurable

 

Path of Plenty

 

The natural world can be experienced on many levels, from the reality of a mountain to the ethereal essence of living beings. Trees, specifically, have always played a major role in my appreciation of nature. Trees produce the oxygen needed for our breath; we provide carbon dioxide for the trees…. a lovely symbiosis.

Forests and trees have also played a prominent role in many folktales and legends and have been given deep and sacred meanings. They are seen as powerful symbols of growth, decay and resurrection. But, with the depletion of forests and the resulting impact on humankind, how we respond will determine our future.

In this series I am addressing my concerns by transplanting replica trees into the natural world. These trees take the form of a constructed likeness or of a ghostly apparition. One is artificial, the other a spirit form; both represent the transformation of nature.

 

Safeguarding Poppies

 

Attaining Shadow

 

Discharge

 

Meaning is Not Intrinsic

 

Fabrication

 

See also:

Unexpected Geology

By Ellen Jantzen

 

 

 

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