Science Garden digital photo exhibition : Tree Faces Exhibition

Francis Joy (Artist)

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionSolo art production


The inspiration behind the exhibition comes from working with trees as art forms for decades in terms of understanding their powers and fields of consciousness concerning healing and magical qualities. What is presented to you through the exhibition consists of photographic research compiled over the past three years during the different seasons. Because there are different types of photographs that present faces, eyes, and in some cases bodily forms that look like humans, animals, or other beings from different worlds, the content has been divided up into four categories which are Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Within nature and the universe, there are mythical dimensions that were formed when the physical world was created and consist of various material bodies visible for example, in trees, rocks, cliffs, peninsulas, and different landscapes across the earth. These forms are often called anthropomorphic because they have human characteristics and designs, which in some cases might be representative of gods, spirits, or other supernatural powers such as animals that appear in zoomorphic forms that have certain or unique human qualities or features such as heads, faces, eyes, bodies, hair, and limbs for instance. The constant incarnation of these different life forms within the natural environment is part of a continuous act of the mysteries of creation, which has been unfolding for millions of years within the order of nature.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOulu
PublisherOulun yliopisto
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2023
MoEC publication typeF1 Published independent work of art
EventScience Garden digital photo exhibition 2023 - University of Oulu, Science Garden, Oulu, Finland
Duration: 26 Jan 202326 Jan 2023


  • tree faces
  • seasons
  • elements
  • mythical
  • human-like
  • spiritual powers
  • different species
  • embodiment
  • environment
  • education
  • knowledge

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design
  • Other humanities


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