The chestnut tree in the courtyard: tall, hard, proud; the birch tree with long swinging arms, the weeping willow, and the tree with a trunk black as coal – these are some of the trees in Anna Fiske's life. And then there are all the pine trees: in the childhood garden, by the sea where they are shaped by salty breeze, in the mountains, in the garden in the new country – it’s important to always have a pine tree in one’s life.
In this picture book for adult readers' enchanting interaction between
memories in drawings and in poetical texts, Anna Fiske has created her own genre.
The protagonist is drawn as a moose wandering through a wood of remembrance, with a near blissful smile and an expression of trust in the universe… the expression conveys the core of Anna Fiske’s artistry – openness, understanding, and the ability to articulate nuances where others see clichés.
Anna Fiske’s "Trees I have Known" is a beautiful, marvelling, and poetic book of
remembrance that stands out in the field of art books