‘Marilyn’s Forest’

Oil on Canvas 21″ X 15″

This is my sister’s forest,

her own bit of green healing restorative on Vancouver Island, not far from where she lives.

Rainforest.  Lush and profuse.

(Replete with the elves she loved so when she was little.)


These are Western Red Cedar trees.

Cedars are symbolic of longevity and nobility, rebirth, purity, and sublime loftiness;

entrances into sacred realms.

The Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest is a place of unsurpassed magnificence, teeming with green life;

one of the most dense and prolific ecosystems on Earth.


~Barbara Brown, from Volume I, SYLVAN REFLECTIONS, Wanderings, Paintings & Ponderings From the Forest, Page 19