一棵树的风景，有机会一定要去看看！故事发生在英格兰的 Essex 郡。六年前，母亲和好朋友的相继离世，让画家 Stephen Taylor 心情无比沉重，一次外出散心时，他遇到了这棵在当地生长了250多年的橡树，树的顽强生命力和美丽身姿让他十分感动，于是他决定用自己的画笔定格这棵树的美丽风景。一棵树，3年时间，50幅作品，图书《Oak》在去年底由纽约的普林斯顿建筑出版社（Princeton Architectural Press）出版。
It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across the 250-year-old tree while on a walk in Essex, England, six years ago, shortly after the deaths of his mother and close friend a tragic time that brought him back to painting and then to an obsession with realism and color perception. He painted the same oak scores of times over a period of three years, in extremes of weather and light, at all times of day and night. Oak is nature’s creed of endurance (the tree was standing when Jane Austen was just a baby) and of one man’s promise to find beauty in a painful world.