These all knowing trees have sent him around the world. First to Singapore where he studied at NTU to attain his MBA and learn about the value game humans place on fiat money while he lived among the talking heads of commerce and trade. Some of these are inevitably greed driven and are inevitably a part of our demise while others are using wealth creation to preserve and conserve. The most enlightened are working to evolve the system all together so that we might transition from a carbon based economy into a sustainable surplus economy. The current form of capitalism doesn’t want to value precious goods that are also common. Oxygen is a prime example…
Chris knew from a young age that he was put on this earth to see. We see with our minds, not so much with our eyes although they are very helpful in the process of collecting photons for our minds to consider. Chris discovered that a camera was a wonderful tool to assist in our making sense of what we see. His best friends have always been trees, however his first true love was of photons. He has dedicated his life to knowing them better and understanding how they play. Although we can never hold photons we do have the ability to capture likeness from the reflections they produce.
In 2012 the trees were shouting loudly and Chris ventured to the forest to hear their call. Maybe it was the rain trees in Singapore, imported from Ecuador more than a hundred years ago that were talking. He has been photographing the Choco for the past 9 years telling tree stories and connecting with the the consciousness that lies in this vast ancient and biodiverse tropical forest network.
His current project, TreeTalk 2.0 forest conversations, is an exploration of teleportation of consciousness to and from the forest. Maybe if we have more of this art in this world we will all be able to breath just a bit easier.