These large dimensional interpretations of logs, stumps and wood fragments is an ongoing series.
I continue to work on re-creating the beautiful remains I find as I walk in the forest. Even when a tree is no longer alive, it is creating life for the forest floor. As it breaks down, lichen and mosses grow, other small plants nestle into its interior, and new shoots put down roots.
The work is created using a thermoplastic fabric that shrinks and stiffens when heat is applied. I use that property to shape the piece. Assorted stitching, burning and thread painting is also included in the process.