You may have heard of ‘outside art’ before – but how about letting a tree sketch the next picture to adorn your living room wall? British artist Tim Knowles has created an amazing project to create Tree Drawings — images created by pens attached to tree branch tips!
Tree Drawings are produced using simple drawing tools attached as freehand extensions to the tips of tree branches. In collaboration with the wind and local weather conditions, calligraphic gestures and automatic drawing readings are recorded on paper. The amazing thing about Knowles’ Tree Drawings is the unmistakable signatures that each drawing reveals as an indication of the unique characteristics and even genus/species of a specific tree.
4 Panel Weeping Willow” (2006), for example, included 50 pens suspended from the branches of a Weeping Willow tree over four panels placed horizontally beneath the tree. The drawing is accompanied by a looped video of its production.
Tree Drawings are pure magic using only the purest art ingredients. Move over abstract expressionists, post-modern arborism is casting a deep, all-knowing shadow on you.
Via Eco Art Blog