Friday, October 29, 2010

Ginkgo Tree

I saw my first ginkgo tree in London, not far from my hotel. Its fan shaped leaves are very beautiful. I can see some future art on the horizon - maybe! Until now, I didn't feel like using the ginkgo leaf as it wasn't from my own experience. That is not the case anymore.
Apparently the ginkgo is the oldest known species of trees on earth. Check out the links for more information on these magnificent trees.
bark of Ginkgo tree

Some art using the ginkgo tree for inspiration:
Nancy Cook
Gladys Love (scroll down)
Denna Hardin
Fabric pile 
Ann Fahl 
Stained glass / quilt pattern  (scroll down)

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