In the middle of our walk of life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward path had been lost.”
Dante, The Divine Comedy
This series originated from a hike on the Old Salmon River Trail near Mt. Hood in Oregon. The deep forest is an ancient and powerful mythological image. It is both a place that brings on the dread of being lost with no path of escape and a symbol of natural fertility and hope. From childhood fairy tales to Hollywood movies it has been used to evoke fear as well as nature’s richness. The deep forest is both captivating and frightening — it is a place that evokes a primal fear of being lost and a rich place of growth wetted with rains and reaching to a sun somewhere high above. What better place to find a path?
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