Thursday, 28 February 2008

Tree Art

Yesterday after looking at Jafabrit's blog yesterday i came across Tree Art, which blew me away. I have never seen anything like it, and and i think it is amazing. Looking further into it, i came across the artist Jane Morton, who wrapped trees in vintage crochet doilies, which she bought from thrift shops. These were sewn together and then made to fit the tree.

It brought me back to the time when my art was in a similar vein. I did a series of books which inside of which I had hidden secrets about myself. They were then covered permanently with various covers, one of which was a green wool knitted cover, sewn completely closed. This was to portray a mother's love and protection.
As a child I can remember going to the wool shop with my Mum. As most mothers of that era, she always knitted my jumpers and cardigans. The lady in the shop showed her some green wool, and my mum was horrified, saying green was extrememly unlucky. When my mum died, when i was 10 years old, my Nan knitted me a scarf that was green and was knitted in moss stick, which i found beautiful. Even though over the years i have knitted intricate patterns, it wasn't until i made this cover for the book that i was able to knit this stitch.




3 comments:

My name is CINDY...... said...

The tree art pointers are much appreciated. Awesome.

JafaBrit's Art said...

Isn't this tree just stunning, I think the jafagirls want to try it in the summer. Thanks for the shout out, glas you liked our knitknot tree :)

Angie said...

Wow i have never seen anything like this Margaret.BTW a lovely little story about you and the green wool.