Redwoods, Mendocino Botanical Gardens, CA. 1987.

Redwoods, Mendocino Botanical Gardens, CA. 1987.
Pt-pd print of 100% cellulose paper (Van Gelder simile japon), from original 8×10 inch negative.

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“What the Cynics* called Nature was the marshalling of each thing to its essence, each being coinciding with its definition. And that transparent identity with the self can be shuffled through artifice: the artifice of discourse, of social arrangements, of political laws. So it’s necessary to find each time, just behind what is presented, the calm truth of each thing.” – Frédéric Gros, A Philosophy of Walking, Verso (trans. by John Howe)

* Used here to describe the Greek philosophers, not to be confused with our modern usage of  ‘cynicism’.

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Redwoods, Mendocino Botanical Gardens, CA. 1987.