"And just when I began to feel safe, IT happened again. But this time, it was shockingly different. It was pleasurable!" 

                                                                                                                                                                                   Transformation Tree 

© 2017 Illuminative Forest of Storytelling Trees 

It is the deep appreciation of the qualities of trees that lead artists Carl Hiebert and Deb Cripps to create the installation. Carl Hiebert has spent the last 3 decades photographing Canada's natural landscape, primarily from the sky. Deb Cripps sparked the idea of trees as storytellers. Trees are at the forefront of her childhood memories. As a little girl, growing up in rural Nova Scotia, trees were often her confidants and closest friends.