This project was a wedding present for my brother and his wife. The tree was an idea that represented the whole family, so I just let evolve. These pictures show the progression of the image from start to finish.
|I started with the main trunk and headed outwards|
|The shape began to form|
|I cut the tree out and played around with background colours and leaf shapes.|
Brown paper made it ping out!
|Final framed piece|
I cut out and remounted the tree to the brown paper background. Then I added leaves, the birds and fiddled about with both until I was happy. Each represents various members of my family, only I haven't revealed who is which.
Finally, I added the off-cuts and rejects, simply because I liked them.
I hope they're pleased with it.