Thursday, 19 April 2012

Standing Side by Side


Copper Birch I presume
with a skinny companion growing tall close by


Sharing common ground


Side by side patterning
There is a stitching somewhere in these barks


None of us can create pattern like Mother Nature


The naked middle parts of trees is fascinating me at the moment.


I've always loved where they meet the sky 

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  1. Isn't it strange to see how the colours you see close up change and merge with distance..!

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    1. Oh, yes everything in life changes with distance. Funny you mention that because yesterday we gave our guild a little workshop on vanishing points and distance or depth.

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  2. I really love the fourth image. You could really get into that with cloth and stitch. We have a tree here that has the same habit of sloughing of the outer layers of bark as the Copper Birch, they call it " Indio Pelado", which means Naked Indian, (I think the species might be Bursera simaruba?) I've often wondered whether the bark peelings would be useful to dye with, they are a brick reddish color. Did you ever try the bark of the Copper Birch for dye?

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    1. Oh, but your name is so much more fun! I've used silver birch and got very pale colour. Have learnt that it is the layer between the bark and the inner tree that really gives colour.

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  3. Bark provides wonderful inspiration doesn't it? I have a book (yes - another one!!) called Bark by Cedric Pollet. Some of the images just blow me away - you wouldn't believe they're trees!

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    1. I'm going to check out that book Angie...thanks.

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  4. oh yes...that 4th image is fascinating.

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    1. Woke up this morning dreaming of that one!

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  5. Oh, the 1st photo with the curled bark is so amazing.

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  6. See, and I liked the third image...the way colors smudge against each other :)

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    1. Yes, the third one is my favourite. Two trees so much alike but quite different.

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