David Morrish · DeadCat Press
Arboreal Pertinacity

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Córdoba

Photogravure · 38.7 × 15.9cm · 1999 - 2005

Trees are tenacious.
Trees can seem determined.
They will survive in spite of major
environmental and physical obstacles.
Trees in the wild will grow to fill a space;
wildly persistent and with vegetal exuberance;
but sometimes they find themselves thwarted.
Usually trees will manage to overcome barriers
by embracing that which stands in their way.
By enveloping it.
Absorbing it.
Overcoming it.
The city is often
the greatest obstacle
a tree may face.
Most trees in a city
become captives
and are manicured
to a deformed old age.
They remain pertinacious
S  U  R  V  I  V  O  R  S

Glenburnie

Photogravure · 39.5 × 31.2cm · 2000 - 2005

Arboreal Pertinacity originally appeared as a prototype book work in 2001. Since then, these individual images have been printed as larger photogravures and were first exhibited at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, AB in 2006. This suite will continue to grow in anticipation of being redesigned as a limited-edition book work, also to be printed in photogravure.

David Morrish

Green Gardens

Photogravure · 26.5 × 17.5cm · 2005

Penetration

Photogravure · 21.2 × 16cm · 2002 - 2005

Perched

Photogravure · 38.8 × 16.2cm · 2000 - 2005

Strangulation

Photogravure · 26.5 × 17.5cm · 2005

Tree Cobbles

Photogravure · 39.2 × 15.8cm · 1991 - 2005