Urban Forestry, 2009

“Urban Forestry” aka ficus tree project consists of nine images that are 16” x 20”. Each photograph is viewed through a partially silkscreened sheet of Plexiglas that is placed in front of the photograph within the frame.

The project documents unusually large ficus trees that are located in different neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

I documented these trees for a year in an attempt to bring more awareness to our urban landscape. Ironically, after some experimentation, I discovered that the best way to draw attention to these trees was to make them either absent or more present. I used a silkscreen as a mask to achieve this effect.