Central Park Gentleman – Collage
This is a London Plane Tree – a tree planted in many cities because it thrives well in that stressful environment. It has a distinct mottled bark, an abstract beauty in itself and representative of the many varied skin colors of the population of big cities!
This tree spirit has a very high consciousness and, when I went exploring that day – my first time with a camera in Central Park – I was having no luck finding tree spirits. The nature spirits kindly requested I close my eyes and meditate for five minutes on a – to me – plain wooded knoll. When I opened my eyes – there this gentleman was, right where he’d been all along – “Let those with eyes see….”
This photograph is pigment on archival paper and is available as a 5×7 photo art card with envelope and as an 11×14 matted photograph signed by Atala Toy, Nature Spirit Photographer