This project was done while I was at an artist residency in Laugarvatn, Iceland. The residency nestled into the foot of a hill that forty years earlier had been replanted with trees. As Iceland has almost no native trees left, many of the species planted are from the Pacific Northwest, my original home. It was an interesting experience to walk through these young woods full of cedars and firs and the twisty Icelandic birches. I grew to love this little forest, and the optimism that planted it.