Five generations of David's family have been a part of the forest industry in British Columbia, from falling old growth trees and clear cutting to contributing to local sustainable harvest initiatives and environmental responsibility. His inspiration for this collection came from his past but also from his present and his thoughts of his own responsibilities in regards to forest sustainability.
"As this project began, these iconic remains of the old forest served as a meditation on the human altered landscape but soon evolved into a metaphor for the natural world that supports me, this contemporary globalized culture I am an active part of and the essential incompatibility of the two." - David Ellingsen
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