Monthly Archives: October 2014

Growing tubes.

Following on from ‘rooting willow circles’, I have noted that both shoots and roots are starting to appear, better on some than others. It seems the red and yellow stems want to make roots first. I will keep watching.

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3 ‘O’s & top hat.

Carrying on from the de-collage work I have done using material from the willow trees I wanted to see if it would work similarly if I scaled up. So using leaves from 2 of my other living sculptures I have … Continue reading

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Shadow of Weeping willow leaves.

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Weeping willow drawing 2.

I had some old canvases and decided to try to use these willow forms as a stencil on theses. I prepared them with several layer of gesso, then as I had done previously used a watered down acrylic ink over … Continue reading

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Weeping willow drawing 1.

As I have already said I wanted  the WW for a growing project, but I have previously experimented with ‘natures’ stencils I though I would have a go at making a drawing using a branch from the WW. Using ink … Continue reading

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Willow bark bowl.

Following on from the leaf bowl, my mind turn to the bag of willow bark I have, so I set about making a similar bowl but this time using the strips of bark. Similarly the materials and shape of the … Continue reading

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Weeping willow bowl.

I think this idea came about again from looking at the work of Eva Hesse and thinking about work she made creating vessels from latex, a material that inherently changes over time. I used a ceramic bowl covered with clingfilm, … Continue reading

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Weeping willow square.

I have wanted to get some weeping willow for some time; I had an idea around using the long slender branches to make a weave and seeing how it grew. Recently visiting family near Oxford we found some weeping willows … Continue reading

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Willow Rope.

In my pursuit of all things willow I had been thinking about the strands of willow bark, and found myself wondering if I would be able to knit with it. For some time I was also thinking this is ridiculous! … Continue reading

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Traces of Willow stain.

This is a close detail of trails of willow stain that has dribbled down the outside of the jar in my solar dyeing experiment. I like how they have left marks which have dryed, then layers of further marks have … Continue reading

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