Eco Collographs: Shaking the Tree



What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?     Logan Pearsall Smith

The image above is another of my experiments with eco collographs on 300gsm watercolour paper.

Look like flowers at the end of stalks, yes?  In fact, these are  young shoots that were emanating from the base of a plum tree. They’re not flowers, but leaves. Baby leaves at the top of shoots. Reddish, they turn green as they grow.


They’re suckers. If I didn’t cull them, they’d rob the tree of its fruit. I have to shake the tree (cull the shoots) for there to be a harvest.

Something of the life, beautiful life, of these young shoots has been preserved, I hope, in these prints. They have not just been discarded without thought, mourning, honouring.

I like the quivering energy.

 

 

 

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About AnnIsikArts

Artist/Writer, Proofreader/Copy Editor
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2 Responses to Eco Collographs: Shaking the Tree

  1. Phyllis says:

    Ann, They’re very beautiful .

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