Beginning in 2004 artist Rachel Sussman has set out on a journey across the world to photograph the oldest living things. A collaborative effort between artist and biologists, Sussman has braved some of the harshest climates and scoured every inch of the Earth to document life. The plant life she captures is measured on a scale of millennia and despite this lifespan it is now threatened. Climate change and disappearing ecosystems constricts the life of these ancient giants into threatened status. Not knowing the natural lifespan of these organisms, Sussman attempts to document their life before termination is chosen for them. Part artist, part record keeper I admire Sussman's work as a noble goal that is imperative to our understanding of this Earth, it's functions, and our place within it.
A gathering of inspiration, thought experiments, and injections of where life is art.