Wind Drawing Maple

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Wind Drawing Maple
31 in
31 in
(79 cm x 79 cm)
Photo Credit
Tony Bounsall
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A piece of cloth buried under a maple tree became stained by organic soil processes. It was laundered, stretched, and held up to a branch with an ink-dipped brush tied to it on a windy day. The tree’s resulting “wind drawing” is supported by stitches evoking the tree’s leaves, found on the ground after strong winds. The cloth is mounted on a bedsheet as a reference to our home being not the only house we live in—our home extends to the natural environment we are surrounded by. This wind drawing has allowed me to come to know one of the dominant tree species in the Pacific Northwest forest ecosystem as an individual.
Cotton sheets, ink
Organically stained, drawn, hand embroidered