'Promise of Spring'
The forests are quiet at the end of Winter. The whites change to beige then to a deep brown as the earth is warmed and uncovered. The trees awaken to whispers from inside saying, "wake, wake, spring is coming".
I've always wanted to knit a forest. Knit a tree. Knit one thousand leaves. This sculpture is inspired by my love of all things forest and woodland. This piece represents the essence of nature and all that it holds within it's depths.
Vines cascade down toward collections of leaves. Floral hints within the piece, give a promise of what Spring has to offer. Many cold evenings were spent by the fire, while wool ran through my fingers, as I knit and crocheted each piece. The winter beach imbuing the stitches with salty breezes and the crash of waves. Trees hold presence overhead, as I dream of Spring in a patch of sunlight, while yarn trails from a basket on the ground. The wool yarn spun from sheep fleece that protected them through the long winter. The colors deepen as we transition and tip toe into warmer times. The earth and its depth of brown accepts the spring rain- washing and waking the winter forest.
Here's to the trees as they awaken and burst forth with life and birds and flowers. May this piece remind us that even in the depth of winter there is a promise of spring waiting patiently within, preparing to emerge.
Sculpture 41"W (72" with branch) x 87"H