A lithosere describes how a landscape of bare rock can become a forest.
First, lichens and natural weathering begin to break down rock surfaces.
Mosses use this foothold to grow and convert more rock into soil.
Grasses and herbs follow, then shrubs, and finally trees.
As each plant grows, it helps others take root.
Gradually, the landscape begins to flourish with life;
A forest enriched at every stage by growth.

I want to create work that honors our experience,
From the forces that shape our lives and the wider world,
To the tone of our private moments,
To simple things we recognize and appreciate.
I want to engage with the ways our lives take shape.
Big or small, everything speaks to what life is or might be.
I hope you'll enjoy what I have to share.

I post my work here and on Instagram (@lithosere).
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