Saturday, 31 May 2014
Paperbark Maple AKA "Bark III"
Whenever I don't know what to do with a theme or colour, I seek inspiration in the beautiful book Bark: An Intimate Look at the World’s Trees” by Cédric Pollet, which I received as a gift from my friend Debby Kemball. This is my third stab at beautiful tree bark. The Paperbark Maple grows in central China. It is used as an ornamental tree, largely for its bark, which peels in large fragments that roll up like a cinnamon stick. To create the bark illusion, I used my hand-dyed fabric for our theme colour, and paint