On Every Corner

Lately I see too many trees being destroyed.

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Oneverycornerside
“On Every Corner,” 8″ x 6″ x 2″, Mixed media on deep wood panel

My city is growing. On every corner, they are building condos, apartments, and retail where once was just one building or one house and a lot of trees. Big beautiful oaks and poplars that shade the streets close to uptown—trees which are part of what make this city special.

As you might imagine, I don’t always view this construction (or infill as they call it) as progress. It does create jobs, but I often wonder at what cost. I know old growth doesn’t last forever, but in the place of a decades-old maple, they will plant a significantly smaller tree (which might die). There is flooding where once there was none, and the tree canopy that shades us in the sweltering heat and gives us a green place to relax is being damaged and diminished.

What I see now are sideways trees pulled up by giant earth movers, piles of red dirt, and the rising steel frames of buildings.

 

 

Author: patricia906

I am a mixed media artist using surface design and texture to explore the patterns and associations in our world.

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