Wrapped Trees

As part of a project for my studies, I wrapped 4 different types of trees, each in a length of unbleached cotton tied with jute string.
For weeks now I have been looking for some interaction with the cloth.
but there has been nothing, except that the cloth is beginning to fall off the tree, which is just gravity at work.
Some animal has been running up and down the left hand trunk of this cedar and left dirt marks but the tree has not left its mark.
We are nearing the end of the rainy season here so I’m not expecting anything more to happen to these cloths but I will leave them up until I need them for some other ‘brilliant’ idea.
When I walk past these wrapped trees, I am reminded every time of the many trees in Northern India with 5 foot wide painted bands around the lower part of the trunk. For the 3 weeks we were travelling in India, I couldn’t work out why the people did this.
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  1. Judy Martin

    Hi Lesley

    It looks to me as if you are having as much trouble as I am with the personal specialism module.

    I love your trees. I wrapped a dead tree with two trunks a couple of years ago, and the wrapping is still up, although tattered.

    Getting staining and colour from nature is much more complicated than we are led to believe. Nice to visit your blog.

  2. Lesley Turner

    Hi Judy, I enjoyed reading your comments. thanks for taking the time to read my blog and to comment. i am really working well this module because now all the threads are coming together after 4 years. if i have a problem it is with dealing with an overwhelming number of ideas. oh, and i cut my right index finger so all I can do is type up assignments – what i should be doing anyway. You are right about this staining/colour business.
    have a wonderful last few days of your holiday. Love your images


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