Fellow paper maker and friend Helen Hiebert's Mother Tree Project is now taking shape. Above is a photo of the 1/4" scale model of the plan...
Scheduled to be exhibited in Portland (Oregon) Building in February 2010, the project is being formed with crocheted strands being sent to Helen by multiple participants... Of her project she explains:
"" The three roots are each made of three strands of cotton – representing the three generations that I currently inhabit – daughter, mother and grandmother. The roots are each 20 feet long, totalling 60 feet - one for each year of life so far. There are glitches in the stitches, purposefully left as imperfections – representing the bumps and missteps along the road of life."
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