Treeline acts as a forest/city hybrid that intersects along the borderline between civilization and wilderness. Using Florida as my locale and through joyful, painterly lozenges that construct a colorful candy-land forest, I celebrate the natural places that were a much-needed therapy during the pandemic. I also comment on deforestation and the ever-widening gulf between nature and culture: ecological degradation occurs habitually as our wild areas are developed into a civilized urban form. Treeline also depicts revitalization, as the colors shift and grow from concrete, urban hues toward lush greens and canopy light. Growth is important for this project. Nature has the ability to regenerate and heal itself, and its best hope1 relies on our ability to bring light to this issue and to make the necessary changes.

1 Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard by Douglas W. Tallamy