See Trees is about trees.
It seems they’re pretty easy to take for granted. We pass them by without noticing, let alone acknowledging their presence. Even if it weren’t cliché to hug them, they’ve become a fixture of the landscape, and we’ve become habituated to them. Lamp post. Bus Stop. Tree.
Human brains are wired to relate to things with eyes. Hell, even digital cameras these days have face recognition software. So now the trees can communicate with you on your level. They look at you. You look back. Maybe you even hug.
Unless otherwise noted, most of the trees are in San Francisco. We have a fair amount of serious trees for an urban environment. All the more reason to give them some love.
One nice perk is that in order to tie eyes on to a big tree, you need to wrap your arms around it…