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Julie Dodd

     Installation Artist       Altered Book Artist       Paper Sculptor       Book maker       Printmaker

Tree Project

I was first approached to create signage for an appartment block in New Brighton near the waterfront. My first draft was based on waves, (bottom of page) But once I visited the site and met the residents it was clear that a more relevant subject would be trees. It also became apparent that the residents would like to be further involved and so a collaboration between myself and the residents began. I ran workshops with two groups of eldery participants and they took the project even further by working together and with others during coffee mornings, and a couple of the ladies worked with their grandchildren on visits. So this project had a much wider scope of participants than I had imagined.

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Created using old book pages, magazines and a selection of brown papers.

This tree themed artwork is going to be reproduced for the signage at a later date. The artwork will take a prominant position in the foyer of the apartments.

Final tree idea

First tree idea

Original idea based on waves