The title of this extraordinary book is from (and because of) the classic Dr. Seuss book The Lorax. The specific quote from the book: “Speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”
“Speak For The Trees is not only about art,” Andria Friesen, the book’s composer states, “nor is it solely about the environment, spirituality, science or philosophy. This collection embodies and blends all of these elements and more: it transcends boundaries. This would be an entirely different book were it titled Speak About The Trees. I am forever grateful for Seuss’ wisdom.”
Wishes from Yoko Ono’s project “Wish Tree” composed throughout the “Speak for the Trees” exhibition are among other “Wish Tree” wishes presently on display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Ultimately, the wishes will be placed at the base of a column of light, the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland. Andria Friesen stated: We are honored and thrilled, especially given that MoMA’s book store was the first to represent “Speak for the Trees.”
The Arbor Day Foundation posted their recommendation of books and Speak For The Trees made the list. Check out their other noteworthy selections: Arbor Day Online Books
Speak For The Trees is now available at the Museum of Modern Art.
The review appears in the Special Eco March/April issue of art ltd. magazine.
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I’m excited to tell you about a wonderful new venture by Andria Friesen, an American author who visited the Findhorn Community last summer and was inspired by the work of the Foundation. Her project, a mighty 200 page hardback tome called Speak For The Trees, is a visual and prose feast of her love and care for the trees of our planet.
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