Block Island Times

Sarah Bird at the Historical Society

Trees are rare on Block Island. Agricultural deforestation in the 18th and 19th centuries had left the land relatively low and bare. Perhaps as a consequence, the oldest trees on the island take on remarkable stature.
And so we present the portraits of Sarah Bird, an artist dedicated to “the beauty and complexity of these great protagonists in our web of being.” Under the advisement of the Historical Society, Bird has photographed Block Island’s most iconic actors in the landscape: trees located at familiar landmarks or on historic properties. Some mark sentimental journeys or

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