Sunday, February 13, 2011

Coconut Tree

This is the tree leaves. They will be a separate piece to be assembled at the school onto the trunk, this is because it is so big. What i have done is made it out of a wire lampshade, the bottom edge has been cut off and the wire sprayed out. It is stiff enough to hold it's shape. along with additional wire to stiffen the leaves. The leaves have been spray painted. There will be 12 leaves in all. The cardboard insert is in the centre of the lampshade base. I hope it does not rain tonight because i have left them all outside under the veranda to dry. I have not totally covered the leaves because i want it to be seen as made from cardboard, It is all about recycling materials as art.

This is the cardboard insert from the top of the tree that will be stuck into the tree once it is in school. The trunk has been painted and is now drying. It should be finished minus the coconuts, they are still in production.

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