Poetic Nature
(2019 - present)

“For deep time is measured in units that humble the human instant: millennia, epochs and aeons, instead of minutes, months and years. Deep time is kept by rock, ice, stalactites, seabed sediments and the drift of tectonic plates. Seen in deep time, things come alive that seemed inert. New responsibilities declare themselves. Ice breathes. Rock has tides. Mountains rise and fall. We live on a restless Earth.”― Robert Macfarlane, Underland: A Deep Time Journey

 

Small, meditative abstract studies, made using  environmentally friendly materials like milk paint and wood.

Birch Goddess_Carrie Barcomb 9 x 12 milk
Lichen on Granite_Carrie Barcomb 9 x 12
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Birch Goddess
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Moss and Stone
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Wild Woods
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Of Wind and Rain
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Into the Dark Wood
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This series began on hikes through birch forests and climbing colorful rock formations of coastal Maine. I wanted to share the story of how even the smallest detail, whether lichen on rock or a tree leaf is an essential part of our world, and worthy of respect. I've continued this practice of devotional intent in the local stretch of woodlands near my home in Pennsylvania.