Trinity University Press

Liz Ward

Liz Ward’s paintings, drawings, and prints are informed by natural history and the environmental crisis. Her work has been widely exhibited and is represented in many private and public collections. Ward completed many of the drawings in this book with the support of a Brown Foundation fellowship for a residency at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. She is a professor of art at Trinity University, and she lives and works in Castroville, Texas.

Unchopping a Tree

There’s no mystery to chopping down a tree. But how do you put back together a tree that’s been felled? Mystical instructions are required, and that’s what W. S. Merwin provides in this prose piece. Written with a poet’s grace, an ecologist’s insights, and a Buddhist’s reverence for life, this elegant work describes the difficult, sacred job of reconstructing a tree. Step by step, page by...

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