on a busy walkway on Granville Island in Vancouver
not quite a dendroglyph
October 7, 2013 in Photoworks, Textures by Marja-Leena
A tree with quite a history! Sad that we do not regard people’s faces with the same interest.
Olga, that is an interesting point for I did not think of aged faces in relation to this tree. I do love worn old things in my artmaking. In my youth, I loved drawing faces of older people because they have more character in their interesting lines and wrinkles. It might have been fun to draw this tree if I’d had time and it had been in a quiet spot. T’was in a hard spot to even take photos.
If you hadn’t said it was a tree to start off with I might have guessed it was a delicate and beautifully carved pillar in a fairytale palace. There are clusters of what appear to be tiny flowers set in those graceful spaces.
I’m so glad you took the time to stop and examine it closely enough that you had to record it.
Susan, it must have been just that fairytale feeling that attracted me. The bits of growth are tiny leaves but all those little bumps do appear like tiny flowers in the photos, teasing our imaginations towards images of little fairies and elves. It’s a sweet moment in the middle of a highly urban and industrial setting.
That is stunning. So much detail!
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