Monday, April 17, 2006


Here is more of my art from Malta. I collected, from the ground, leaves from a Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqua) and used them to make mini-sculptures.

Here's a closer look at one of the series.

And here is one more with one of the hands that made it.

This last photo is a of a quick watercolour & ink sketch of some more mature pods tht sprang from a cut limb of the tree. Apparently the pods used to be used as feed for animals.


Pam in Tucson said...

What fun you must have had with that exercise. Really seeing the structure of the carob leaves and pods and then creating these structures, one with a bit of whimsy. Love the watercolour, too! I assume you know Andy Goldsworthy's work? The way you fastened the pieces together reminds me of some of his techniques.

Ontario Wanderer said...

qHi Pam,

Thanks for your note. Yes, I know Andy Goldsworthy's work. I have several of his books, a DVD about him, and saw one of his works in the Lake District of England last fall. I have been following in his footsteps at various times over the last few years and this was one of those cases. Glad you liked it too!