Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tree Bark: An Interpretation

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.

4 comments:

margaret said...

Oh Starr a wonderful interpretation
of your photo, the colous are glorious as is your design and stitching

Suztats said...

This is a wonderful interpretation, Starr! I really like the different colours you used that are not necessarily associated with tree bark. Looking forward to more variations!

Emily said...

Lovely work! You made a really creative interpretation of the bark. Great colors too.

Starr White said...

Thank you friends for your kind comments and encouragement!