For Willem Boshoff the tree is laden with significance.
This early work, re-editioned in 2005 by David Krut Print
Workshop, epitomises the intricate beauty of the tree and
marks the beginning of a long love affair. Cultivating an
‘ecology of the mind’, Boshoff has to date cultivated a
‘mental garden’ of some 20 000 plant names. His ‘Garden
of words’, is a ‘garden of remembrance is for the world’s
ravaged natural environment.’ A collector of seeds , of
soil , of stones, Boshoff is no stranger to the bush. A
lover of nature and knowledge, he ponders on how the tree
may be liberated from the burden of carrying knowledge and
information, before its extinction. In Tree of Knowledge,
1997, Boshoff commemorates the tree in its sacrificial form
– the book.