Life Uprooted 

The tree roots in these photographs came from a study by colleagues who dug up ponderosa pine trees with the aid of dynamite and a backhoe to figure out how much carbon and nutrients are stored underground. When the study was finished, the roots were set aside. After years of walking past this pile of discarded wood and admiring the surreal sculpture-like shapes, I eventually rescued them, filling my garage and yard.  
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Moonstone Beach - 1 Moonstone Beach - 2 Old Shasta cemetary-1 Surprise Valley panorama
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Images are property of Eric Knapp and may not be copied or reproduced without permission.

This project would not have been possible without the help of Carol Shestak, Neil Flagg, and Stacey Weller, who shared the creative vision and helped with logistics. Numerous others pitched in or inspired us, making the project more meaningful and fun than any of us could have imagined. Photoshoot locations: Surprise Valley, near Cedarville, California; Moonstone Beach, north of Arcata, California; Masonic cemetery and Union cemetery, Shasta, California; Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

Displays - past, present, and future

Redding ArtHop, Saturday May 14, 2011, Maritime Seafood & Grill, 1600 California Street, Redding, CA
http://anewscafe.com/2011/05/12/arthop-photo-exhibition-teaches-us-to-live-life-uprooted/

Burning Man Festival, 
Aug. 30 - September 4, 2011, Black Rock Desert, NV 
http://www.burningman.com/installations/11_art_brc.html#life

Art in the City, May 7 to Sept 6, 2012; Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA.

Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, Feb. 13 to March 13, 2014, 1790 Market Street, Redding, CA


Framed prints available
12" x 18", with 3" mat and frame - $225 to $300
16" x 24", with 3" mat and frame - $375
15" x 36" panorama, with 3" mat and frame - $475

I will produce a maximum of eight larger (greater than 5" x 7") prints per image.

Surprise Valley photo shootVideo by Neil Flagg