In March 2003, I traveled to Tasmania for a short residency at Windgrove, A Center for Peace. I wrapped a tree with a few sheets of watercolor paper before returning to the United States.
I forgot about the paper.
A year later the paper arrived in my mailbox, gorgeously colored with deep browns and siennas.
In March 2005, I repeated the experiment and invited five friends and family members to collaborate with me. They wrapped paper on trees in Ohio, St. Kitts, Massachusetts, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Tasmania. Time and weather were the mark makers. The paper was harvested on February 28, 2006. These are some of the results.
Special thanks to Ted Mowinski, Heather Hotchin, Lawrence Smith, The Del Rosso Family, and Peter Adams.