Michael W. Barnard has been making fine art and films around the world for his entire adult life. This is his second book. The first is a 300+ page coffee table book entitled “100Waves – One Surfer’s Journey”Dispatches from the Green Room”. Michael also has large body of photographic artwork, including his series of large-format montage photographs known as Photofields. He currently has been serving as the Program Director of the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. “The Red Tree” was inspired by his youngest grandson, Buck Barnard, as well as a few other very young and wonderful children he has met along the way.
“The Red Tree” came about after Michael encountered the red tree as he was taking an autumn bike ride through farmlands and woods in Fairfield, Iowa. The tree called to him, and so he returned again and again to document the tree through the ensuing cycle of seasons for the next two years. .