Gwen MacGregor’s art takes root in a very literal sense. Her miniature crochet 3D trees mimic the specific species of trees that grow in the earth of the places she visits and photographs. Her "Tree Lines" project started in Scotland as a means of exploring the concept of “place”. During her residency in Athens, MacGregor brought the issue of single use plastic bags into the project by also creating trees made from discarded plastic bags gathered from local parks. The trees are intentionally somewhat sad, whimsical and a lament for our rapidly disappearing forests. They also speak for the artist and the complex relationship she experiences on whatever soil she is standing.