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Regrowth by mikka

Regrowth
by mikka

Prompt: Lonely Tree
prompted by: Glandarius, during sketch Fest #69 (November, 2015)

This artist has posted at least one finished version of this piece!

Prompted by some of the new local street trees, some of which have lost their trunk tops, or their crowns entirely, from transplant stress and damage, but which are suckering aggressively from the roots and might possibly survive. Or might be removed and replaced by trees closer to the expected aesthetic. Dark stoneware clay, assembled as a rattle but the walls are thick enough it will probably thunk quietly rather than make a bright noise. I currently plan to add leaves/greenery to the suckers with fiber of some sort after it's fired and glazed. Apologies for the dim picture -- it's grey here, and the flash images all looked weird.


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Jenny Heidewald says: Nice work! It is amazing how fast trees grow back from suckers, though, since they have that big root system, I guess it shouldn't be surprising. :) . ~ Reply?

     mikka replied to this: Thank you! The lindens sucker especially aggressively, but there are some sycamores doing it, too. The early phases look more like shrubs than potential trees.
     mikka replied to this: Thank you! The lindens sucker especially aggressively, but there are some sycamores doing it, too. The early phases look more like shrubs than potential trees.

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