Friday, April 5, 2013

Trees in the Snow

I finally finished this small tapestry of trees in the snow.  I wove it with very thin weft, and didn't realize what I was doing until it was too late to change.
So it took way longer than necessary, and I was kind of discouraged along the way.  I was inspired by the trees in Goddard Park, in February 2011, when we had a lot of snow.

The black trees sillhoutted against the white snow made such interesting patterns.   I took a ton of photos and did some drawings from the photos.

Then I made photocopies to enlarge the drawings for tapestry cartoons.   I haven't figured out a good title for these tapestries, or for the series...."Trees" just seems too dull.

I called the first one "Tree Study."   It was finished about a year ago, and went to  Long Beach, for the Pacific Portals exhibit.

I have been taking tree pictures ever since, and hope to weave more of them
 I applied some kind of photoshop filter to this one. I kind of like it.