Over the last few months of this project I have gathered many images and various points of interest for each of the eight trees. My mind was starting to overload with all the information so I decided to create a mind map on one of the large walls in my studio. There I sectioned off an area for each tree, tacked up images, SEM photos, samples and any inspirational notes of I had pertaining to that tree. I was also able to connect the various overlapping themes of interest by linking them with different coloured string. See below the progression..it’s starting to look very busy…and not unlike a CSI crime board.
At this stage in the project I am constantly adding to this wall as I work towards finalising which concepts, material and colour schemes the final art works will take.
The project team met late last week and had a very fruitful meeting. David Hackett was as ever a mine of knowledge. I gleaned so much information that was really inspirational that I am still processing it all….the mind map is progressing a pace and I will post another update in another week or so to show you how it looks.