If there is an animating principle at work on our planet, it is embodied in the capacity of all living things to briefly overcome gravity to stand upright.

That dogged perseverance to prevail is writ large in the term pertinacity, a tenacious perseverance that living invariably draws upon.

Pertinacity is used here as a title for this defiantly vertical, forest of eccentric upright forms, inspired by observations drawn walking amongst myriad living things.

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