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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tree study in progress

There is a cute little Japanese maple in our yard, and I am attempting a small study of it on toned paper. The network of branches and leaves is so complicated and fascinating! This was meant to be a preliminary study of the overall movement and pathways in the tree. I have started studying through Ted Jacobs' book The Dictionary of Human Form, and there is a page on "The Tree as A Unified Organism" (p. 811) which is proving to be helpful in analyzing what at first appeared to be an indecipherable tangle of vegetation!

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