“What you see up there is the breath of the sea seeding the rivers. It’s a beautiful circle, don’t you think? Each raindrop has made the most important journey.  Every drop that falls reflects our entire world.”

Galen Gartwood, art, painting

“A timeless tale about the magic of Mother Nature and how long after humans pass, the trees, rivers and other bodies of water remain and carry on with their business. Reminiscent of Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”, Bench is a tree that becomes a log that becomes a bench that speaks to those who touch it and keeps on giving generation after generation. A wonderful book for all ages with vivid imagery and a mixed cast of interesting characters.”     —Kristi Elizabeth, Manhattan Book Review

The Boy

Galen Gartwood, art, painting

The Old Man

Galen Gartwood, art, painting