Pictures of your first child
Often with your first child you take a lot of pictures. This was the case with my first tree creation (2007). I had been working for Paul-André for about a year before he let me make my own creation. I call it "First Kiss." Now I have the impression that the rock is a little too large for the size of tree - but it gives more context, more of a base for orienting one to the tree. Here are some of the pics taken as the branches were coming to life: I remember the beauty of seeing something come into being. In creating we image our creator! People have asked if I follow a model or picture when I make a tree. I usually start with a general sense of what I would like to try - but the creation itself has its own voice... its own will. As I'm creating I'm also listening to the work - attending to how the wires already have natural kinks and twists - and co-creating with them. The final product has an element of surprise in it for me.