Here is another little art project that I did in Malta. I made a very small sculpture out of old plant material. I used my pocketknife to make holes in stems and put bits of other stems through the holes to make a new structure out of the old. Having done that, I photographed the little sculpture on paper that was dappled with sunlight through a nearby tree. Observe the result:
Near the old stem was a plant that I suspected was the living image of what the old stem had been a year before. I did a quick watercolour sketch and added ink to highlight the lines and then photographed the mini-sculpture on top of the new painting.
As a final project, I placed the mini-sculpture over a bit of rock that I had brought with me from Canada and placed both on the cover of a sketchbook which I photographed and then changed a few colours with photoshop. The end result is as follows:
I was rather pleased with my use of old plant stems. What do you think?