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“Dawn the Third Day,” a photograph recently displayed at Tamarack, exhibits the way Ed Rehbein sees spiritual themes in the natural world. “It’s about this tree that is out in the middle of Dolly Sods, and it’s 90 percent dead,” Rehbein said. “You can kind of see the gray, bleached wood, but there are a few remnants of life, fresh growth from the top, and to me, it’s the ‘resurrection tree,’ it shows the death but at the same time, issuing from the death is life.”