This collage is based on a story told in "Dark Star Safari" by Paul Theroux. He took a trip through Africa by train and car during the late 70's (I think). Many of the villages he visited were stripped of trees; the wood had been used for cook fires by the villagers. Some villages had left only one tree to use as respite from the heat. Theroux's description of those people gathered under the tree stuck with me, and this is one of the pieces I have produced because of it.