Medium: video, drone camera, stereo sound
Description: This video captures the enchantment of James River. The cohesion of time, body, and soil is etched through the elements: the large overhead view that shows humans as part of the land and river, the marks on the granite, the appearance of the leaf caught in the web, the time spent with the Great Blue Heron, the quiet as we witness the Heron’s intense focus as it hunts fish in the river, stalking its prey. The project is inspired by the book The Japanese Art of Forest by Shinrin Yoku.
"Forest bathing is a way of slowing down and being in a place, without plan or direction. It is not a hike. It is sensing with all of the senses. Wandering intuitively".