Most of my creative work has been in fine art painting, natural history illustration, some cartooning and exhibit design. A camera has always been part of that, either for reference or documenting finished work. Occasionally the photography has been the art itself. Now, as I plan to move to a new landscape, I find myself, as often as possible, camera in hand, studying the wild, wet world of the west coast rain forest in which I live. The proposed industrial logging of over 1500 hectares of forest lands including spectacular old growth, the Grandmother Forest and the Children's Forest, has also stimulated an intense awareness of how precious these wild lands are. And not just for their trees but for all the fragile growth they shelter and encourage. I have found myself especially drawn to the textures of the forest floor, interlocking branches and hedgerows, frost rimed leaves and mossy boulders. Additional images introduce subtle human habitation.