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24 January 2006 @ 11:40 pm
tree - wire and card  

tree - wire and card
Originally uploaded by mollydot.
This is the piece I'm happiest with. Most of my finished pieces are in a folder, but this is on the mantelpiece. I bent wire into a trunk and branches and arranged punched out leaf shapes around it. Some are raised by 3D sticky pads, some are just glued down.
 
 
 
.bluedevi on January 24th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
They're all really cool. I love the colours of this one, and the textures, but the sheep are brilliant too - so clean and simple and bold.
a very caring potato: sheepmollydot on January 25th, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! The sheep make me smile.
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on January 24th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
That's quite cool

Did you see in the times that a paper shop on Francis St is closing down and selling stuff cheap?
a very caring potatomollydot on January 25th, 2006 10:54 am (UTC)
Evil temptress...
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on January 25th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
*Big Evil Grin*
Tanyacartographer on January 25th, 2006 07:19 am (UTC)
This is really lovely.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 25th, 2006 10:54 am (UTC)
Thanks!
Caturah Winterhartcaturah on January 25th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
Wow! That is really gorgeous!
a very caring potatomollydot on January 25th, 2006 10:54 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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a very caring potatomollydot on January 25th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
Um... yes?
Well, no, not originally. It's supposed to be early autumn, some leaves are fallen, some are changing, most are still green. The white is actually pale green. There's more light falling on them. The brown one in the centre are doing double duty as autumnal and shadowed. That's when I was making it, but I was getting a spring at the top autumn at the bottom feeling when I looked at it afterwards.

>contemplates buying more shades of card<
a very caring potato: boobiesmollydot on January 25th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
<comtemplates using preview when comenting>
davidg666 on January 25th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Coming late to the party, it seems, but still: me too!

Somehow it has a good deal of realism to it — even though it's obviously not a real flesh-and-blood [sic] tree, both it and the colours really conjure up in the mind exactly what they represent. I know you could come up with all sorts of symbolism for the various colours, but the orange, brown and red leaves are undoubtedly doing the autumnmal thing, and the green ones haven't yet. Can't invent a special meaning for the white ones that suits a bear of very little brain such as myself.

I'm guessing the leaves all have that maple/sycamore shape because you made them all using the same tool. I wonder if the effect would be different in any way with a different kind of leaf.
a very caring potato: artbytheinchmollydot on January 25th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm beginning to think about iconising it.

The "white" ones are the ones that give me the spring feeling, because in reality they're pale green - just washed out from the scanning/flash.

Yep, all the same punch. It might have been even less realistic if it was a mixture of, say, sycamore and holly :-) I'm glad I got that punch. I've another piece that used it to upload, and another idea to try. I also toyed with the idea of making angels out of trimmed white ones. If I see another type of leaf punch I think I'll be grabbing it.