My Tree Lovers for Greece

My Tree Lovers for Greece
My Tree Lovers for Greece
My Tree Lovers for Greece
My Tree Lovers for Greece
My Tree Lovers for Greece

This was my contribution to the collaboration Love Around the World 2015, and was inspired by the Greek myth of Baucis and Philemon. Granted a wish by the gods to never be apart, and to die together, they changed into trees upon their death, their branches intertwining, binding them together forever. I can count the number of times I’ve done anything with human faces on one hand, so that was the biggest challenge for me – to not only sculpt them well, but to impart emotion. I wanted my peaceful tree lovers to reflect not only unity, but harmony and contentment. I was totally intimidated about making the trees as ‘people’ and to get the emotion I wanted, but I think I got it. :)

Tonya Alvey, www.facebook.com/madhousebakes

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