I am among five artists participating in this ZOOM presentation and will be presenting works from my ongoing photographic series of the Asian fig trees that are widely planted along neighborhood streets in Los Angeles and other cities on California’s Central Coast. The one I call Big Bird (archival pigment print, 36 x 31 inches) is shown here.

This is the second installment of Tree Talk, a monthly series of 90-minute presentations, co-sponsored by the Santa Fe-based national artist organization ecoartspace and the Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts. Each month, artists working in a diversity of media share their artworks and ideas about trees — their beauty and mystery, and their critical role in the ecological health of the planet in 10-minute presentations followed by a Q&A. Also presenting on the 30th will be Rita Robillard, Adam Wolpert, Reiko Goto, and Aline Mare. Sant Khalsa (she/her), an ecofeminist artist and activist for four decades, moderates.

Registration is free for ecoartspace members, $10 for non-members. These events are popular and space is limited. Register here.