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Our lost trees

Trees are our largest living companions. Their longevity can easily exceed ours. In the woods or the forest we feel at home, safe in their company, along with myriads of other life forms.

In the city we used to adore our street trees. Our dwellings were made from the trees around us, insides trimmed with their produce.

But now we spurn the warmth of their wood, we no longer value the breathing canopy above us.

This collection explores the Lost Trees in the city of Ottawa and invites us to contemplate what we have forsaken.

—Frank Johnson, July 2018