A dear friend, fabric and an intriguing art exhibit. All came together recently when my friend, who is Exhibitions Manager at the NJ Visual Arts Center, graciously guided me through Textility, the current exhibit. The link will take you to a slideshow of the work. A lovely evening all round.
This Christmas tree carving honors a little starfish that fascinated our eldest, summer of 1988.
This is Robin the seahorse from our 1985 Christmas tree.
Marina is our 1984 Christmas tree stump carving.
This is Magellan, our Christmas tree stump carving from 1983.
Because so many responded to my husband’s beautiful practice of Christmas tree stump carving, I’ve decided to post an image of one of his mini sculptures each week for all of the twenty-eight carvings in our collection. Above is the first, from 1982. This is Abbot the rabbit. The muse? The Velveteen Rabbit.
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For the past twenty-nine years, my truly amazing husband has rescued the stump of each of our Christmas trees, before the tree is dragged pitifully to the slushy curb for disposal pick-up. Then he brings the stump down to the basement near the furnace to cure. As our New Year’s celebration becomes a blur and …
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