November 10, 2006

Clear


the tree of my life
mixed media/transfer on birch plywood 17" by 12"

Clearly, this is my family tree. My maternal grandmother is at the tippytop. My namesake is at 3 o'clock holding my mother as a baby. I had just finished this piece for a family gift this Christmas and well, it clearly is full of our personal history. It fit the IF prompt -- clear, for me!
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15 comments:

Ulla said...

Susan, This is one of the prettiest 'family trees' I have ever seen. What a gift!!!

andrea said...

Awesome collage, Susan! I so admire people who can pull off a fresh-looking collage like this and imbue it with all kinds of meaning.

IMEDAGOZE said...

It made a perfect family Christmas gift, Susan. I'm sure there'll be tears of joy in your family Christmas gathering, when they all see it. :)

Kat said...

what a great family tree!! i like the line work especially.

Michelle Lana said...

very cool!

Pat said...

What a creative family tree: I love the colors, the images and everything about it.....what a great gift!!! How lucky the recipient is to get such a personal and heartfelt gift! Pat

belinda said...

This is so beautiful! What a great family tree indeed. Love the pictures.

Jeannette said...

nice! I'd love to do a project like that one day!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

What a lovely idea for a family tree!

Metal man said...

I think we are related...metal man

the heartful blogger said...

A beautiful rendition of a great idea! I love the colours.

carla said...

This is a beautiful family tree! It looks more like a vine growing upwards and windong around each person. I like the texture of the background - scratchy and colorfully distressed like oxidized copper. The fine lines of the tree add a lyrical touch. Very nice!

studio lolo said...

beautiful...a very nice tribute!

susanna said...

Great idea and what terrific gift! I'm working on a family recipe book for everyone in my family this Christmas. You got me a'thinkin' that adding an artistic family tree to the recipe books would be an extra special treat.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice collage!