Donald & Era Farnsworth
Sacred Pine (print), 2011
pigmented inkjet on rag paper
27 x 20.5 in.
signed open edtion

“The crisis in Japan is far from over; it may be gone from the headlines, but it is not gone from our hearts.” -Donald & Era Farnsworth

Sacred Pine depicts a pine tree in Rikuzentakata, Japan, a coastal city almost completely flattened by the tsunami following the 2011 Touhoku earthquake. Incredibly, this single pine was left standing from a grove of more than 70,000 trees planted along the shore three centuries ago; the tree has emerged as a symbol of hope and renewal in an otherwise devastated region.

Your purchase of Sacred Pine will help to fund Direct Relief International’s rebuilding efforts in Japan and Environment California, whose efforts include work to shut down nuclear reactors along the West Coast – reactors which are unfortunately also located on fault lines.