#6 from Costa Rica

This magnificent tree–a kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra)–standing head and shoulders above the rain forest, is the sixth of my images from last summer’s trip to Costa Rica to be invited into a juried art show.

From the moment we piled out of our Land Rover along a rutted, pot-holed mountain road, I was deeply moved by this tree. I have questions for this tree. Read them here in the blog post I wrote the night after encountering it.

Why “Hyperion”? In Greek mythology, Hyperion was one of the 12 Titan children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky). Moreover, Hyperion is a boy’s name that means “high one.” Apt, don’t you think?

Hyperion is invited to the “Aborescent National Juried Exhibition” hosted by Alex Ferrone Gallery of Cutchogue, NY. It will open Saturday, July 18 and run through August 23, 2020.

BTW, four of the other Costa Rica pieces that have been in juried shows are part of a small exhibit of my favorite Costa Rica images in the halls of the office wing of Grace Episcopal Church at 405 Glenmar Ave., Monroe, La. One is still in a show in Kansas City, and will join the pieces at Grace when it comes home in July. You are welcome to come and see, but please respect our staff: Come in small numbers–no more than 2 or 3 at a time–and please put on a face covering before seeking entrance to the building.

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