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Stephen Chesley

"Nature’s verdant greens are a rich visual companion to the vital spirit of the wild in these times of anthropocene calamity, Thoreau's doctrine of the health of solitude in a sojourn with nature is even more profound.


As John Muir might reflect trees have a way of teaching how to ‘be’ but it is a quiet lesson. It is perhaps through painting that the increasingly distant concepts of solitude and nature are recorded. The abstraction of thought is also present with the abstraction of paint rendering image, time, and emotional content."


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