one twig eight ways
my natural sculpture project continues, with varying intensity depending on the day and my mood and the amount of dishes to be done. i am learning to understand the point at which twigs of different trees will bend without breaking, and eucalyptus has become one of my favorites to work with. i even noticed that its leaves resemble our willow leaves at home, a tree with similarly flexible branches and twigs. today’s experiment was to attach three branch tips back to their base, while still maintaining a pleasing, three dimensional shape. i’m happy enough with today’s work, and am increasingly excited about the wall where these are all hanging, and which is starting to accrete that exciting depth that i sometimes see in still blog, when no single image is necessarily a masterpiece, but the accumulated work has a heft and a meaning that exceeds its individual elements. stay tuned i guess. let’s see where this goes.
curved eucalyptus branches