We enjoy being lost -- or perhaps found -- in wildness and the grandness of Nature. TreeGirl brings us there. In TreeGirl: Intimate Encounters with Wild Nature, Julianne Skai Arbor, a.k.a. TreeGirl-photographer, certified arborist, conservation educator and forest ecotherapist -- invites us into intimate contact with fifty magnificent tree species from her adventures in thirteen countries on four continents. Using a remote-control timer and a tripod, she photographs herself and others in sensual connection with the trees of the world. Weaving fine art photography, natural history, nature connection, conser-vation, and the ecopsychology of the human-tree relationship, this book is an invitation to heal from the madness of mod-ern civilisation and rewild ourselves by cultivating our own intimate relationship with Nature. Each tree species, which is organised alphabetically by common name, includes one to four photographs, the tree's natural history, ethnobotany and conservation status, and a narrative caption of TreeGirl's encounter with the tree she photographed. Five essays holistically address aspects of the human-tree relationship: the sensual (physical), the biophilic (ecopsychological), the arboricultural (ecological), the archetypal (spiritual) and the practical (therapeutic). “Lovers” tells a dreamy tale TreeGirl's sensual and transmutational encounter with a tree; “Tree Affinity” explains the biology and psychology of why we are attracted to trees; “Touch Trees” examines a holistic view of arboriculture (the science of taking care of trees); and “The Goddess and the Green Man” is the story of TreeGirl's own spiritual encounters with trees as female and male Nature archetypes. The last chapter, “Rewilding”, offers seven accessible ways in which almost anyone can connect with Nature to rewild them-selves. The book has a foreword by Fred Hageneder, German tree authority, author and musician. Thoroughly researched and stunningly illustrated with over 150 colour photographs, this interdisciplinary coffee table book, is an inspiration and a resource for any tree lover.
About The Author:
Julianne Skai Arbor, aka TreeGirl, has been on the forefront of the fields of ecotherapy and nature connection since she began creating self-portraits with trees in 1995. To date, she has intertwined with over seventy species of trees in thirteen countries. She is certified as an arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture, as a California naturalist with the University of California, and has taught interdisciplinary college-level conservation education for over ten years, including pioneering the first program in environmental arts. She holds graduate degrees in Environmental Education and Arts and Consciousness Studies. With her passion for trees she creates an experiential bridge to connect people with nature through forest ecotherapy, portrait sessions, and immersive nature retreats with trees around the world. She lives in Sonoma County, California amidst the native oak and coast redwood trees. Her gallery of images can be found at www.TreeGirl.org.
Publisher: - TreeGirl Studios LLC - more
Code: - ISBN: 9780692726044
Year: - 2017 01 Jan
Authors: - Arbor, Julianne Skai