Jen Ann Simmons
Biophilia, July 2018, 7.5 x 7.5 ft, acrylic on canvas
At the center of the human experience exists a tree, capable of deep-rooted, far-fruiting flourishing.
Biophilia is the expression of the one such tree in me, in us.
Termed by Dr. E.O. Wilson, "biophilia" is the inherent connection humans feel with the violent, elegant biological dance of the natural world.
Seeds, trees, and Sapiens flower only when healthy, restorative relationship is established between other living organisms - plants, animals, fungi, etc - we all root in one biological reality and require soil fecundity, sun, and rain to sustain and creative inundation to regenerate.
When All is Relationship is Earth, our greatest wealth is biodiversity of seeds and species and biophilia is the origin point of our felt interrelatedness.