Beth Moon (American, b. 1955)
Platinum print, Image: 43.2 cm (17 in.); Paper: 55.9 x 76.2 cm (22 x 30 in.). Gift of the Artist 2017.190
Moonâ€™s series on ancient trees is part of a tradition of tree portraits dating back to the beginning of photography. The distinctively shaped, endangered dragon bloodâ€™s tree is unique to the island of Socotra off the Horn of Africa. Its sap is a dark red resin that has been valued since antiquity for medicinal and other properties.
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