The Missing Forest

Steam Donkey Tr. I, six feet five inches in diameter, seven feet three inches tall

The Missing Forest

Remnants, Vol. I

2020

Throughout the Pacific Mountain System within Oregon and Washington, giant stumps serve as monuments to mankind's ability to alter the planet on a colossal scale. They stand as evidence of a sprawling forest that was home to enormous trees, some large enough to drive an automobile through and many older than the European colonization of the Americas.

Today, this forest shares little resemblance with its replacement; vast stands of smaller trees blanket the region and obscure evidence of its past. However, hidden between the thicket of trunks are magnificent stumps. They are scattered throughout the forest where they are testaments to the seizure of their towering extensions. By examining these individual stumps, it becomes possible to envision the missing forest and to contemplate our relationship with the natural world.

The Missing Forest

Steam Donkey Tr. II, four feet six inches in diameter, fifteen feet two inches tall

The Missing Forest

Cascade Head V

The Missing Forest

Northrup Creek I, seven feet eleven inches in diameter

The Missing Forest

Cascade Head II

The Missing Forest

Northrup Creek II, ten feet seven inches in diameter

The Missing Forest

Cascade Head I

The Missing Forest

Elliot Creek, four feet in diameter, six feet eight inches tall

The Missing Forest

Wind River Mine Trio

The Missing Forest

Northrup Creek Ridge I, six feet two inches in diameter lower, two feet nine inches in diameter upper