Monday, May 17, 2010

Unusual Tree Textures From Paris

This sure looks like an interesting image of a horse.
I am in a horsey frame of mind today because I just posted something to my Napoleon blog about one of his horses. It reminded me of this photo I took last month on Rue Rivoli.

The horse image above isn't sketched or painted. It is a sample. A sample from a tree in Paris.
If you have traveled to the fair city you might have noticed that the trees near the main roads all have a very tough outer texture. I am certain this is due to pollution from all the cars.

If you walk by these trees like I do, you notice the most amazing crackling and peeling. Textures which would take me days to replicate with paint.

I started to see some images on the bark on this last trip, hence my beautiful textured tree horse.

4 comments :

Joanne Huffman said...

How cool that you have the vision to see images in the textures of the bark - the mark of a true artist.

missficklemedia.com said...

I would LOVE to make molds from such textures!
This is such an interesting post, Carmi!

Judy said...

Wow, I love that

Rebecca said...

The last picture almost looks like a fossilized leaf. Maybe that is one philosophical tree! =)