alterations

I have been drawn to imagery of trees and nature lately.  In fact, I have made my 2nd graders create “tree” project after “tree” project.  (ask them – they think I’m obsessed!)  Aside from the initial silliness of being “obsessed”, we have talked about change — trees change and grow throughout the year, and so do we.  The trees represent us and how we grow and change.  We’ve studied abstract artists as well as artists like Andy Goldsworthy (a favorite of mine!), and we’ve done real tree drawings, abstract tree drawings, and even tree clay containers…

After attending the GAEA fall conference, I was energized to create. I began altering an old book I found in the mailroom at school.  So naturally, I am turning my book into a tree.  Here is an work-in-progress photo: