This is a drawing of some giant sequoias known as the star trees on my campus. The trees are actually in a circle, so that when you look up while you’re standing in the circle the sky peaking through the branches looks like a star.
By drawing them this way I was trying to suggest that we needed to view them with a new perspective, instead of seeing them simply in the way that their name suggests and through the local lore (which suggests that you will marry the person that you kiss under them).
The photo is one of the trees. Giant Sequoia are not naturally occurring in this part of Oregon. Having been planted in 1942, the trees have grown quickly in this habitat. Giant sequoia are some of the largest occurring trees in nature. One called General Sherman in Sequoia National Park is commonly known as the larges tree on Earth.