The Oak Tree sculpture was finished a couple of weeks ago but
I waited to show it to you after the official photographs were taken.
This has been the most labor intensive sculpture that I have made.
It measures 12" at the oak wood base, 18" wide at the branches and 25" tall.
The tree is made from my hand dyed wool fabric using the Shibori technique
I showed you last post.
This type of dyeing gave me the perfect wood grain look.
The base, branches and roots of the tree have been stitched
and gathered to emphasize the wood grain patterning.
All of the leaves have been hand stitched and
made with my hand dyed wool fabric.They took the longest to stitch since each individual leaf is wire wrapped.
Owl, Mouse, Bird and Moth were all individually made and then attached to the tree.
It was a long process with a lot of stitching but
I am very pleased with how this idea turned out!
The tree will be entered into a juried art show which is coming up in our area.
I am hoping it will be accepted especially after all this work!