This beech tree is the biggest in the forest, and It has very large roots, that connect him to the ground, to Mother Earth. I love this tree, and visit him reagularly.
This photograph is part of my project about trees I called "Lucus". The project changed many times. It was exposed in different situation, and after every exhibition I change the project completely. It’s not an end project, I suppose that It will never end at all.
My project aims to explore, thanks to photography, forests not only as a natural environment, but also as places where it is deposited and secured our imagination, the place of sublime beauty, the perfect harmony between culture, history and nature.
The lack of wide horizons determines, in those who come to pass within a forest, the immediate flowering of new sensations: the indeterminate, the hidden, push our imagination towards new frontiers. In this, at least, the modern man is not so different from its medieval ancestors, who saw in the dark forest the magic, the forbidden, the dangerous.
The trees themselves, individually, and especially trees great and mighty in size, became in ancient times symbols of the virtues or emblems of the power that nature can express when undisturbed by man.
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