Saturday, April 07, 2007

illustration Friday: Green

I've been thinking about birch trees since reading a beautiful story by Tony D'Souza called The Man Who Married a Tree (seek it out, read it and weep. it is published in McSweeney's Issue 20). Unfortunately birches are few and far between in Australia so I couldn't get a live model.

Whilst on the subject of green... this is a picture of regrowth after a massive bushfire that ripped through the Alpine National Park in Victoria in late 2006. The leaves and trunks are still obviously burnt but the green fuzz is all new foliage... so vivid. I took this 2 days ago whilst on a camping trip.