Growing My Tree Farm
I'm at the beginning stages of a new project.
On my weekday route from the bus to my office and back, I pass a row of zelcova tress on the eastern edge of the Arts Quad at Cornell. The shape of the zelcova leaf caught my eye because of its resemblance to a pine tree. Last week, I started collecting these fallen leaves and working with them in my studio, painting them and trimming their edges to give each a unique character. It's hard to say where the project will go at this early stage, but my intent is to create a sprawling tree farm that will be the source for a series of prints. I plan to have 100+ more of these zelcova pines before I'm ready to start laying out the landscape. Stay tuned.