Saints of Circumstance
Inspired by the team of public and private efforts in Castine, Maine to preserve and re-plant their elm trees, the film venerates the trees themselves while remaining aware of a reliance on human assistance for them to thrive. Since the 1920’s Ulmus americana has faced a disease that threatens to decimate the species. After being planted across New England as a terrestrial elsyium and emblem of American liberty, and subsequently carried across the country during the late stages of Euro-American western expansion, Ulmus americana now stands as an emblem of our renewed efforts in environmental stewardship.
A video for Jill Piekut’s poem “At the Edge of Campus, Beachcombing.” A piece inspired by the daily ritual of a shared walk through the intertidal zone of Bar Harbor, Maine’s waterfront at low tide.
Of Pines and Pianos: Bryant Stove Works The initial chapter of videos shot along the "Pines and Pianos" route described in Donna Gold's Country Roads of Maine. Bryant Stove Works marks a midway point between the historic mill town of Bucksport and the secluded railroad hamlet of Onawa, Maine.
Between Pearl and Fruit streets, wind passes through an informal green corridor of Bangor, Maine. From a tidal river to the highland range the air carries ideas of historical and future industries.
Silently along the line of summer, afternoon turns to evening at the top of the lake.
Pine, Sky (summer)
Silence before leaving.
Camp Fire Wood Available on every roadside and at every friends and family market or; from your own back yard.
A Listening Air The last transmission of the fabled Oak Ledge Lightstation on Ramsey Island, ME. A guiding light begs its final statement, after Jeanette Winterson: "You don't need to know everything. There is no everything."