The Cherries Kids T-Shirts
from the series "Withered trees", oil and pencil on paper. original size: 48 x 32 cm, 2004. The structure of a tree is simple and curious: some ramifications in the air to catch the light, some branching underground to pick up the food. But branches and roots are similar: both are developed linearly, until at a certain point, following an algorithm written in the genetic code of the plant, they split, bifurcate, or are tripled, growing in space with a progress which will be sensitive to obstacles of soil or climatic conditions of the place. The drawing of the bare branches and of the roots, flattened by the simplicity of a pattern in pencil, creates an embroidery, an imaginary warping which can be generated countless times, always different.
Tags: embroidery, leafless, pencil, branching, branch
Based on a shirt I had when I was little. It was my favorite and I was feeling nostalgic, but it's super vintage and I don't have it anymore to track down the brand name. It had a lovely slice of cherry pie with the same phrase, so I recreated one I can wear.
Tags: cherries, sweet-as-cherry-pie, sweet, dessert, food