Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Orange Tree

This was a piece I created for the Picture Book Project (http://picturebookproject.com/PBP/home.html), under Art Blocks for Ghana. The theme of this project is "Home".

I was honored to have been asked by a friend of mine from work (also an art director) to participate. Nervous, but excited, I tried out a couple other things before finally settling on this idea--creating an orange tree from my childhood memories of picking oranges with my family, entirely out of buttons and fabrics. In fact, I thought I had finished the project prior to leaving for my vacation last week to NYC, but while there, I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted to sew hundreds of buttons on for an orange tree. The sketch was developed on my way to NJ on the train, and as soon as I got back, I started on my project and finished in one weekend. :)

Of course, I found out that the deadline had been extended another 2 weeks, but I'm just glad to be done, and am happy with it. Perhaps this will be the beginning of some fabric art!

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