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Palmer Davis

Back to the Garden

Like the Joni Mitchell lyrics for which it’s named, this series of photographs, captured in Central Park in the spring of 2015, expresses a primal theme: our human desire to return to that edenic state of grace evoked by nature.

Central Park is more than a beloved patch of green. It’s a state of mind—a prospect of escape and renewal. Trees, grass and shifting fragrances restore our sense of place in the universe and call us to the vivid, transcendental now. Within this haven of well-being, an impromptu community of seekers find solace and connection.