In June 2017, we experienced Bergamo in the summer for the first time. We were out walking one day and I noticed (as I love looking at trees and bark patterns), some amazing coloured bark lying on the grass. All curled up in mottled shades of pinks, greens, fawns, orange and pale stone colour, I couldn’t stop gathering it up. You can see here the range as I laid it out back home.
They were perfect for box frames and through trial and error I worked out a process.
I made three frames; one with khaki patterned greens. one with beige & stone bark; and the other with fawn/ orange curled pieces .
I had great feedback at craft fairs. Even though I usually only displayed one of them, I secretly hoped that someone would buy all 3. I could really visualize how they would look together on a wall as a very unusual art piece.
My wish was fulfilled on 2nd of December at Heart of Scotstoun Makers Market when all three were bought as a Christmas present.