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Art @ the Y: Exhibition

August 21, 2023

That Tree (August 21 to October 20, 2023)

Photographs by Mark Hirsch

While recovering from a serious car accident, Mark Hirsch was inspired by a friend to use his iPhone to document a year-long photo-a-day project focuson o an old bur oak tree. A career photojournalist, artist, and naturalist, Hirsch embraced the challenge - resulting in a transformative experience of health and self-discovery. The project ultimately went viral, garnering international attention from broadcasters, magazines, newspapers, and online outlets around the world including CBS, NBC, NPR, PBS, the Sierra Club, Chicago Tribune , the Daily Mail (UK), the Guardian (UK), LeMonde, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Huffington Post.

"Trees resonate deeply in my soul. That Tree spoke to me of patience and dedication, hidden beauty, and personal healing. I am humbled by the lessons I have learned and the simple beautify I have discovered through my friendship with a tree." - Mark Hirsch