|Picture from last years post 'Grow our own chairs for national tree week'|
This is precisely what British artist Tim Knowles did back in 2005 when he started his series of art pieces, simply called ‘Tree Drawings’ Tim’s idea was to create a series of drawings produced using drawing implements attached to the tips of tree branches, the wind’s effects on the tree is then recorded on paper. Like signatures, each drawing reveals the different qualities and characteristics of each tree.
All of his works rely on the logic of cause and effect, as a map of time and a record of actions governed entirely by chance.
|Tree Drawing - Weeping Willow on circular panel [100 pen] 2005|
|Larch on Easel #1 2006|
|Scots Pine on Easel #1 2006|
Similar projects by Knowles include his Vehicle Motion Drawings, where he constructed an apparatus to capture the motion of a car being driven, all the turns, stops, and starts of the vehicle move the pen over the paper. Another is his postal projects, which capture the motion of packages sent through the postal system, using both drawings and photography.
|Greek Pine on easel #1 2005|
I think my favorite work of his is titled ‘Nightwalk - Valley of Rocks’.Nightwalks are a series of illuminated walks that Knowles created in the countryside during a new moon (to ensure complete darkness).
|One of Tim Knowles contraptions|
|Nightwalk - Valley of Rocks 2008|
So it's still National Tree Week for a few days and there are still a number of events on this weekend right around the country. To find out what in happening in your area, follow the tree council of Ireland link http://treecouncil.ie/
2011 also happens to be the International Year Of The Forest. You can find out more about this here http://www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011/
Intriguing idea - I also like the "grow your own chair" project - I wonder if a living hammock or bed is possible, for sleeping under the stars of course ...ReplyDelete
I don't understand how the nightwalk photo was achieved but it draws one in and the colours are absorbing too.ReplyDelete
Congrulations for your blog,I like :)
The Nightwalk photograph is amazing! Also, I really want one of those tree chairs! I'm going to check out the instructions!ReplyDelete
I love how you keep us informed of the really weird things going on in the art world related to nature and plants. Not sure I would hang one of the tree drawings on the wall but it's an interesting concept.ReplyDelete
Like your art projects with the trees. I do have a chair made out of driftwood from my beach. It was placed here on the property before I even build the house. A place to sit and take in the beauty of the Lake. Now it is in one of the lower gardens. A nice memory of the first days of the gardens and my work here. JackReplyDelete
The tree drawings are interesting, but honestly, if I could capture the shadows created by the larch or the Greek pine that are cast across the canvas in those photographs, I'd love to hang it on a wall!ReplyDelete
the tree paintings are awesome... such a great idea.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great idea of making a chair with a tree and getting more way to your own growth. Fantastic.Saludos.ReplyDelete
Yay...I loved this post..so inspiring..gorgeous art! I love all your posts! and hey...love your brother's band.. how cool is that!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the links!
Congrulations your blog