I have several photographs of tree graffiti or what I have labeled contemporary hieroglyphics that were often seen in caves. I choose trees that have an array of diverse imagery and symbols so viewers can project their unique perception of what they see in this collective art form. This is one in a series of many that i have photographed of graffiti trees and I am always interested in your perceptions of these inscriptions. Several characters can appear in one glyph that is a visual presentation on various surfaces like walls, stone, and trees where people inscribe symbolic, written and visual content to brand, illustrate, entertain or inform.


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  • alykat
    alykatover 6 years ago

    great find and shot!

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 6 years ago

    a very artistic image….though sad for the poor tree!

  • JanKolling
    JanKollingover 6 years ago

    outstanding photograph, love the sublime colour-tone in this!

  • mare
    mareover 6 years ago

    This is a really well composed shot. I don’t feel too sorry for the tree – It is more like tatooing

  • jamiewinter
    jamiewinterover 6 years ago


  • skukanu
    skukanuover 6 years ago

    great shot, reminds me of Miro

  • roybarry
    roybarryover 6 years ago

    JK was seriously into putting his “tag” on this tree.
    I see a black cat, Saxophone and a 5 pointed star on legs.

    cool capture.

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 6 years ago

    A wonderful find Julie, excellent composition and clarity!!

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