Arbor Vitae (Tree of Life)

Nicola Woods

In Arbor Vitae (Latin for “tree of life”), Woods presents a series of photographs on lightboxes that reveals the mysterious beauty of trees. Using the circle as a framing device, Woods both captures trees in their natural state and creates enigmatic montages. The glowing appearance of the artworks and the subject matter encourage the viewer to reflect on the tree as a form that shapes the physical environment and a symbol that ignites the imagination.