The Historic Tree, one of the oldest
trees on Martha's Vineyard, is my most beloved; the feeling
is also shared by many others who love this place. A gradually
falling oak that stands at the crossroads of North and West
Tisbury Roads, I wanted to capture it in its final glory.
Its graceful, fallen branch is what has always made it so
unique and beautiful; to me it is an island icon that represents
strength and endurance.
The Stone Wall Border represents the
feeling of winter on Martha's Vineyard to me when the geese
take to the pastures and the stone walls come clearly into
view. The Beetlebung trees are at their most beautiful then,
having shed their fall foliage, with their wind-swept grace
revealed. I combined the three elements with a mirror image
as if seeing their reflection from an Upland pond.