Sunday, November 25, 2007

Into the white forest....


Yet again, I have neglected my blogging duties but at least it is evident that I was not wasting my time. Here is my most recent tree book, Blue Tome. I originally made this piece with dried ferns and dogwood twigs in the cavity. Somehow, when I dabble with found objects and assemblages of that nature it feels contrived and I can't quite get the results I'm looking for. After the show I had when I initially made the piece, I closed it up and it sat in the corner of my room waiting for me to be inspired to fix it. I finally pulled it out and went to work! There are three levels of cut paper and the bottom level was the most detailed. I was beginning to think I would never finish! The work space where I cut them out looks like it was snowed on with little niddled dots of paper everywhere. I'm really pleased with how it came out!
I'm in the middle of Ayn Ran's "Atlas Shrugged" right now and it's almost like reading a soap opera at this point. I like Dagny and wish James would just shrivel up and die and I'm also hoping Rearden gets rid of Lillian. Nobody ruin it for me!

4 comments:

jen hook said...

Truly lovely!
Stunning pattern in the branches.
I know what you mean about working with nature, it doesn't work out for me either!

Diane Cutter said...

Exquisite! What a lovely piece and so complex! It was well worth not hearing from you for a while!

Ellen Shipley said...

Beautiful! I just love paper art. And trees. 8-]

Rozi... The Artist said...

Wow! This just inspires me on what I can use for an altered book. I so love paper art, you're a marvel with the knife *starry eyed*