Inspiration. The shaggy, overlapping, tiled bark of a white oak.
Inspiration #2. A stack of coordinating fabrics in lovely autumnal hues - just aching to be used somehow.
And this is my interpretation of the bark of a white oak rendered in said stack of lovely autumnal fabrics.
Each individual "tile" is machine stitched to add texture both physically and visually and then cut and stitched onto a canvas backing. I've been longing to interpret tree bark in some way for a long time, and this is my first attempt. The first of many I'm sure.