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One Hundred Years

One Hundred Years


21x20" fabric wall hanging (does not require a frame)

I wanted to know what it would be like to recreate, with sewing thread, the tree rings of a 100 year old tree.

Along with the dark lines, I added accents of coloured thread - gold, red and blue, to signify drought, fire and rain - the history tree rings record as the tree grows. Not visible in the photo are strands of silver metallic thread winding through.

With my tree rings pieces, I examine how trees faithfully hold their stories within them, just as they commit to staying on one piece for earth for their entire lives. Still, they thrive, communicate, and contribute generously to the health of their surroundings.

This was a long project - sewing that many rings, even with a fast machine, is a dizzying experience!

This piece is currently on hold for exhibition but if you are interested in purchasing it, contact me and I will let you know when it becomes available.

One Hundred Years

$ 950.00

Purchasing information:

This textile work is available. In order to avoid disappointment, please contact me to reserve it, as it may currently be on exhibit outside my studio. Include the title of the piece, your country and city, and whether you will require shipping. I will estimate timing and total cost and be back in touch as soon as possible. Payment can be arranged by Paypal, eTransfer, or a payment method of your choice. I am open to creative purchase plans and layaways.