A selection of ink drawings by artist Rachael Pease. Born in Franklin, Indiana and currently based in the UK, Pease’s work documents real trees and locations, weaving their reality with themes of memory, nostalgia, and the passage of time. This particular body of work is based upon the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest of the Eastern Sierras in California:
“Some trees here are as old as the pyramids but are left unmarked. Each pillar of time grows slowly, battered and twisted by its extreme conditions. Hotter droughts and an invasive bark beetles are finally placing their marks upon these trees. A warming climate has put these weathered Goliaths on a precipice.”
Taping into both the wonder and fear Pease experienced growing up in the forests of Indiana, her drawings are an opportunity for self reflection — encouraging us to look inward and reconnect with nature. See more images below.