Molly Yergens
Natural RegenerationOld GrowthEven-Aged StandCanopy Gaps and Understory PatchinessOverstory Overture
The Forest
I immersed myself in a forest in Northern Minnesota and created small observational oil paintings. As I became acquainted with the forest’s primal nature, the work began to reflect the shift from representation to interpretation. The heat and the flies were constant companions, but when a doe and her fawn visited my outdoor studio, the place started to feel very magical. My experience of the place continued to evolve from an appreciation of its natural beauty to a deeper connection with its primeval spirit.