I encountered an enormous stump on Orcas Island (likely a Doug Fir) and tenderly took a rubbing with wax crayon. I had always marveled at the similarity between the rings of a tree and the rings of our human fingerprints, but I was shocked to see the rings actually align when I took an inked fingerprint and enlarged it to the scale of the tree rings. What resulted was a harmonious depiction of humanity's kinship (and belonging) with nature.
Listen by Sonya Montenegro
Compassion, by Sonya Montenegro
Long Live the Bees by Nina Montenegro
How to Make a Braided Rug zine, available September 2018
Guide to Pacific Northwest Conifers Print, by Sonya and Nina Montenegro