Gail Naughton - Weeping Oak

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Gail Naughton - Weeping Oak
168 in
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45 in
Year
2020
Photo Credit
David Van Allen
Price
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What does an oak feel when it is blown down? On August 10, 2020, 150+ year old oaks in our yard were felled by hurricane force winds. These trees had witnessed earlier inhabitants of our forested land and the growth of our homes and families. I imagined they would weep for the loss of their beauty and their place as sentinels of our history. I laid a piece of fabric on the grass, dyed it in situ and hung it from a limb that only a few days earlier had soared into the air, watching over us. The tree’s tears joined with ours as we mourned the loss of our glorious friends.
Materials
Cotton, Procion MX dyes

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