The Boy in The Wild Orchard, Signed Copy, Edition of 20
Edition of 20, Signed by Ben Scott-Killian
9.5″ x 12″
Foil Stamped Soft Cover
50+ Unreleased Images
Printed in Washington State
14 in stock
This is a limited release of Ben Scott-Killian's The Boy in the Wild Orchard. All 20 copies are signed.
Made on Ben's home of Vashon Island in the Puget Sound, The Boy in the Wild Orchard is a personal creation story told with images, and a sacred honoring of place and people. The story begins as a seed with vulnerable reflections on fragmentation, isolation, and fear that took grip of Ben's young adulthood. He recalls long nights spent curled on the ground, a boy in a man's body, in front of his mentor's woodstove dying of shame. The story tracks and follows offerings, guidance, and love given to him. The images expand as he did, using the camera as a practice and meditation, a connector to hearts, and a vessel to the soul. The story depicts his mentors, of which some are human, some more-than-human, some mere light flares dancing among the ferns. Ben states: "I saw all of my teachers standing with their roots planted deep in the earth, their bodies enrobed in lichen. I entered this world as a boy, its branches held me and its fruit nourished me. In the wild orchard, I found my soul."
|12 × 9.5 in