All that Remains is based on images of dead and dying eastern red cedar trees. These rugged evergreens belong to the juniper family of conifers, one of the oldest on earth and usually grow between 20-50 ft. tall. Although pyramidal when young, their mature form varies greatly. These photographs are from trees located in maritime red cedar forests that are globally rare and threatened by land development, deer and invasive species. Since colonial times red cedar has been used as a natural deterrent to moths in drawers and closets because of its strong pungent aroma. In the past the wood was also used for making pencils because of its strength and ease of shaving before its abundance declined.

In addition to being able to tolerate extremes of drought, heat and cold, the cedars are highly resistant to rot. When the trees die their bark falls off and the wood becomes silvery in color. This persistence often results in fascinating remains attesting to the trees' hardiness both while living and dead. The shapes of the branches, trunks and even roots vary greatly some skeletal, some sculptural and some figurative. This project documents this beauty fostered by the harsh maritime environment consisting of sandy soil, harsh winds, intense sunlight and salt spray.

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