In this part of my essay about how ideas of depicting change and interconectivity has shaped my art making, I write about my residencies in Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Argentina. I also write about my “Broken Trees” series which is now on display at YYZ Artist Outlet. With each major rewrite I created one of these typed pieces as an artifact of the ideas changing and taking shape. This is part one of two of the essay . Thanks for checking it out.