Cornerstone Garden Festival Selected Entry

sonoma, ca

The deep forest is nature’s supreme garden, sacred ground filled with the sights and sounds of life. Our native forests have been the sites of a 200-year-old clearing party whose hangover is still being felt. Very few of us have witnessed these sites to sense the magnitude of their destruction or their rebirth as represented by masses of seedlings, in a struggle against all odds, reaching for the sun. Here in one snapshot, the garden visitor’s senses and emotions are juxtaposed and invited to participate in a provocative dialogue between loss, hope, continuum.