ARBOR ERECTA is an adaptation of
the story of the transsexual change of James from female to male. The narrative
is fancifully explored as James fictitiously re-enacts the Papua New Guinea
tribal initiation rites of bonding with a Pandanus tree. Mastering the
tree's species cements masculine identity and reflects an intangible but
very real commune with the green cosmos.
"The mystery of the world is the
relationship between the visible and the invisible"