In each of these new prints, trees stand boldly in their landscapes. Shed of their leaves, marking the passing of another year, their forms stand in contrast to the negative space surrounding them. In this view of the landscape, the particular character of Rampton’s subjects becomes visible; each knot, each reaching branch and each twist of a trunk is given center stage within the work. True to Rampton’s vision of the landscape, these works show the life of nature not just ‘as it is’, but in terms of how it collides with our own interactions with it. As we explore the peculiarities of the landscape and its forms, we give life to things that previously gone unobserved; its meaning and value becomes intertwined with our own perspectives.