About the Book

The artists in this powerful new book, Speak For The Trees, include both young and emerging artists, and such world-renowned figures as David Hockney, conceptual artist Yoko Ono, pop-surrealist Mark Ryden, international-environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude and the beyond categorization Starn Brothers. Each artist contributed artwork, which has been showcased on a two-page spread together with the artist’s thinking on his or her work in relationship to trees, and with a quotation each selected from writers as diverse as Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, Abraham Lincoln and Henry David Thoreau, William Shakespeare and Ogden Nash (who memorably wrote: “I think that I shall never see/ A billboard lovely as a tree/ Perhaps unless the billboards fall/ I’ll never see a tree at all”).

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Showcased Artists

  • Kim Abeles
  • Norman Akers
  • Nancy Azara
  • Zadok Ben-David
  • Martin Blank
  • Jennifer Bolande
  • Katherine Bowling
  • Broomberg and Chanarin
  • Michael Brophy
  • Christopher Brown
  • Thomas Brummett
  • Jerry Burchfield
  • Rebecca Campbell
  • Catherine Chalmers
  • Eun-Suh Choi
  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude
  • Andie deRoux
  • Patrick Dougherty
  • John Fincher
  • Lawrence Fodor
  • Sally Gall
  • Suvan Geer
  • April Gornik
  • Katherine Gray
  • Stephen Hannock
  • Julie Heffernan
  • Paul Heussenstamm
  • David Hockney
  • Katie Holten
  • Steve Jensen
  • Richard Jolley
  • Kim Keever
  • Mayme Kratz
  • Jill Lear
  • Myoung Ho Lee
  • Annie Styron Leonard
  • Emily Leonard
  • Charles Lindsay
  • Robert Longo
  • Lynda Lowe
  • Holly Lyman
  • Spike Mafford
  • Tanya Marcuse
  • Angus Marland
  • Didier Massard
  • Ricardo Mazal
  • Jason Middlebrook
  • Andrew Millner
  • Janis Miltenberger
  • Yvette Molina
  • Forrest Moses
  • Martin Mosko
  • Long Bach Nguyen
  • Shelley Niro
  • Brian Nobbs
  • Yoko Ono
  • Rona Pondick
  • Lin Rabin
  • Lucas Reiner
  • Chris Richter
  • Mark Ryden
  • Laura Scandrett
  • Lisa Shaw
  • Catherine Eaton Skinner
  • Rob Snyder
  • Julie Speidel
  • Sebastian Spreng
  • Starn Brothers, Doug + Mike
  • Linda Vallejo
  • Robert Wiens
  • Laura Sharp Wilson
  • Dana Zed
  • Tom Zetterstrom

Featured Authors

  • Judith Barrington
  • Matsuo Basho
  • William Blake
  • BodhiDharma
  • Buddha
  • Buddhist sutra
  • Tom Campanella
  • Joseph Campbell
  • Willa Cather
  • Charles Darwin
  • H. L. Davis
  • Annie Dillard
  • Albert Einstein
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • EnviroZine Magazine
  • Kate Farrell
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Andria Friesen
  • Robert Frost
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel
  • Dr. James Gibbs
  • Kahlil Gibran
  • John Giorno
  • Joseph Gregor
  • Fred Hageneder
  • Margot Henderson
  • Hindu Reva Shastra
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • E. Pauline Johnson
  • Grant Jones
  • Joshu
  • Kevin Kelly
  • Francis La Flesche
  • Gottfried Leibniz
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • James Russell Lowell
  • Lewis MacAdams
  • Dorothy Maclean
  • E. J. McAdams
  • Richard Milazzo
  • Marianne Moore
  • John Muir
  • Michael Murphy
  • Ogden Nash
  • Ojibwa saying
  • Yoko Ono
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Joshua Pondick
  • Marcel Proust
  • Donna Ratajczak
  • Jules Renard
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Joshua-Michéle Ross
  • Edmond Rostand
  • Jalaluddin Rumi
  • Sappho
  • Seneca
  • William Shakespeare
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Charles M. Skinner
  • Richard St. Barbe Baker
  • Rudolf Steiner
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Su Tung-Po
  • Rabindranath Tagore
  • Edward Thomas
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • David Wagoner
  • Nicole Walker
  • David Rains Wallace
  • Welsh proverb
  • Lawrence Weschler
  • Gordon Wheeler
  • Kit White
  • Walt Whitman
  • William Carlos Williams
  • William Wordsworth
  • Yokuts Indian prayer