Art of the Mountain: Gosh, Armenia (2018)
My travels through the Caucasian Mountains in 2018 brought me to the northeast of Armenia, a landscape of cliffs and clefts and astounding monasteries. At Gosh Monastery, behind the last chapel, I came upon this tree. Struck by lightening, the tree stood like a gravestone. Its other side had vanished; its core, hollowed out, blackened by fire. A sliver of bark, like an arm, stretched out, as if to find where its other half had gone.