Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NZD 12132009

imagePohutukawa In Volcanic Rock Debris

Rangitoto Island – Auckland

I like the contrast of the bright green and red of the tree against the grey and black of the rock.  I like the texture of the rocks and the unevenness of the terrain.

It also spoke to me how this debris is over 600 years old and just now in this place, the tree was able to take root.  It simply does what it was meant to be when given the chance.


Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

I think this long, narrow design would make a stunning wedge weave inspiration. The shadow areas of the rocks seem to create the diagonals to follow, irregular in size and angle--a wonderful study of grays... then that brilliant point of color contrast of the flower.

Jennifer said...


I'm glad you said that. I had tried a number of crop son this photo and settled on this one. Afterward I did think this could be a reasonable tapestry for me, but to combine the wedge weave could be just the ticket!!! I had thought of eccentric to show the flow, but I think the wedge weave could be better for me.


Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

One tiny design consideration... the bright spot is almost smack in the center of the long vertical; although at the left side, which adds to the asymmetry of the design, you might also want to try a few other crop variations where the bright focal point shifts away from the center to compare what you like best.

Jennifer said...


Yes I agree. The left crop was actually to eliminate dead tree branch. If I were to convert this to a tapestry weaving, I would want to play with the placement as you suggest.

Thanks for the comment. It confirms what I was beginning to think!


Kaite said...

I concur with what Tommye said, no further comment necessary from me i think, other than good spotting of yours to find it.