Carolyn Wing Greenlee

Milford Zornes: Book of Trees

At the early turn of this century (doesn’t that sound like ancient history?), I was interviewing Master Painter Milford Zornes, N.A., for a book we were working on. Suddenly, I noticed my recording equipment wasn’t working. In this new video, I tell about the surprise that came out of that apparent disaster. It’s one of my favorite stories.


  1. Jerry owens

    August 30, 2022 - 8:57 PM

    Carolyn your effort and insight to put together this book of trees has special meaning to me and I’m sure countless others. As a dear friend and painting companion of Milford I enjoy his body of work more and more as time passes. Like so many others I believe he was a giant in the link of art history and my work has and always will be influenced by him. Jerry Owens

  2. Marie Reynolds

    January 23, 2014 - 12:49 PM

    Love the story, love the book, and love to you for bringing this to the world. Happy Birthday on January 27.

    We just celebrated my mother’s on the 11th–93rd! She called this time the last “adventure” of her life. We should all approach life with the spirit of adventure. Your family certainly has.

  3. karen fulk

    January 23, 2014 - 12:02 PM

    I want one. How? I also want to make a book! How great to see you do it.

  4. mary holtz

    January 23, 2014 - 9:16 AM

    C, You are the coolest Chick on the planet. Not only are you brilliant and beautiful, but you are BRAVE! I admire your tenacity. I love the book binding technique, I will try that myself!!!!!
    I love you, thanks for video sharing, I love to see you!!!! xoxo Mary

  5. Sue Lehman

    January 23, 2014 - 6:08 AM

    Very nice. Loved the presentation too—but would have liked more close-ups of the book and binding process. Thanks!

  6. Alice Trego

    January 22, 2014 - 11:10 PM

    I loved this video post, Carolyn! I likened it to you and I talking together, having one of our many one-on-one conversations :) I especially enjoyed hearing how this book came about — sometimes when the best laid plans go astray, these are the ones that turn out the most splendid and the most meaningful. I also loved how you told us about researching the binding for the book and then showed us how it was put together using that technique. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Nancy

    January 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM

    It was wonderful to hear your voice and watch your beautiful, expressive hands and fingers work as you told the story of Trees. Thank you!

  8. Kathie FOng Yoneda

    January 22, 2014 - 7:36 PM

    You are so generous in sharing your thoughts, memories and insights, Carolyn! Thank you for doing so & helping to pay it forward to other writers & artists.

  9. Cindy

    January 22, 2014 - 7:04 PM

    Loved seeing you in the video and enjoyed the story. Thanks for sharing.

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