Spirit Trees A Lesson from Dick Blick
Legends are plentiful about connections between humans and trees
What will your special tree reveal about you?
The Tree of Life, the Tree of Wisdom or Knowledge, the World Tree, the Cosmic Tree — these are names for a symbolic or metaphorical tree that stories, ideas, and beliefs about the origins of life have been centered around.
This "Spirit Tree" is created from lengths of coiling core, glued together and wrapped with wire to impart flexibility to the branches. It can be finished with paint and wire, and personalized with objects or images suspended from the branches or placed around its roots.
Goals and Objectives:
You will create your own Spirit Tree while reflecting upon your inner feelings and interests.
1. You will organize and develop artistic ideas within the medium
2. You will relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical content.
1. Coiling Core
3. Masking Tape
Depending on your idea, you will use embellishments of your choice to complete the branches
Form: A three-dimensional element
showing height, length and width.
Space: The distance or area between, around or within an object.
Balance: Creating a feeling of equal weight that gives a sense of evenness.
Texture: The feel of an object. Can be real or implied.
Movement: A sense achieved by showing action.