Joan Brailsford – Photoshoot
Inspiration: Because of my love of trees, I take photos wherever I encounter them. I have used a selection of these that contain formations that delight me.
I love trees in all their shapes, formations, lines, colours and textures. I find them to be a never-ending source of inspiration and for that reason I have many photos that I have taken over the years. I selected a few of those and isolated parts of the tree rather than replicate the whole structure – some show only branches, some show leaves and fruits, and some show the trunk. I printed my manipulated photos onto Extravorganza, then bonded these to a hand-dyed background which replicates sky colours.
I used the main shapes in the pictures to link the pictures together by following and extending the lines of the tree forms, using hand stitched small running stitches. I have added small seed stitches to hint at leaves and fruits. The hand stitching acts as quilting for the whole piece.