Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The Angel Tree
The many acres of ancient oak trees at Los Osos Oaks State Reserve in California provided the inspiration for my as yet unpublished and un-produced film treatment in the form of a novel entitled "The Angel Tree." The story of a young artist—a photographer—and his innocent folk-singer girlfriend, "The Angel Tree" is an allegory about the consequences of unbridled ambition. I took the photograph here as a sample of a mythological space—the kind of place my protagonist seeks in his attempts to "capture the world that exists behind the one we see." Below is a brief excerpt from the novel [forthcoming when I get time to type it out].