There were more birches where I grew up in Ontario, and I find the texture of the bark soothing at any focal point. The birches here in the Northwest seem more mossy (as do many things), so I used a rich green as one of the texture choices. This tree in particular is in a school playground, providing the children a bit of protection from the rain.

Digital collage art by Liz Ruest

Digital collage © 2010 Liz Ruest, 23 layers
Part of the 2010: Growth series


Exhibited at Sightline, Seattle, 2010
Signed 7×10 canvas print: Private collection


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