This used to be a naked landscape, until the government decided to plant the Canadian Sitka-fur trees for wood production purposes. They spread out all over the island and nobody can do anything about it, because there are no more farm animals to eat the vegetation and keep down the growth. I make a living out of the way this landscape looks, so I am cutting down as many trees as I can, trying to slow the forestation.
Lanscape painter, language teacher for refugees, and landscape -janitor
Interviewed by 3R-W Architects, Norway for Venice Biennale 2006