I am at the stage in my dialogue with the trees where it is my turn to respond. I need to make a mark reflecting the development of my relationship with these trees. I sampled dyeing with a Cedar branch extraction but wasn’t enamoured with the colour nor the overall even covering of the tree’s marks. Next I sampled more textural dyed marks using Procion MX colours.
Results were OK but while I was spending hours in the kitchen (natural dyeing on stove top) and in my dye studio, I felt quite removed from the trees. I didn’t know what the trees were doing. The dialogue had shifted to a monologue. I needed to find another way to respond to the trees.