Tea Tree
       
     
Tea Tree, detail I
       
     
Tea Tree, detail II
       
     
Oak
       
     
Oak, second view
       
     
Oak, detail
       
     
Tea Tree
       
     
Tea Tree

This was a tree outside my window that I reproduced using loose tea leaves. The bark was done by placing individual leaves of tea together like a puzzle. It was entirely a labor of love!

The bark is Big Green Hojicha, the buds are Chamomile tea and the leaves are Uva Ursa tea. Green tea was used for the grass and black tea was used for the dirt.

The colors have blended and faded over time and exposure to light, as is expected from any natural material. It is 13” tall and is often mistaken for a live bonsai tree.

Tea Tree, detail I
       
     
Tea Tree, detail I
Tea Tree, detail II
       
     
Tea Tree, detail II
Oak
       
     
Oak

When I lived in California I was exposed to oak trees that I had never been around in Canada. I made this tree by painstakingly twisting very thin wires until they resembled the gnarly branches of the oak trees, in an attempt to capture and preserve their beauty.

Oak, second view
       
     
Oak, second view
Oak, detail
       
     
Oak, detail