Framed Art made with Maple Seed's Wings

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  1. M. D. Vaden

    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

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    Just visited an arborist friend in Indiana. He pointed out that he still has a nice size piece of artwork that was made by a retired school teacher, a customer we both had in common, in Beaverton, Oregon.

    She has passed-on now, but her name was Violet Frost Farr.

    She collected maple seeds and cut the winged parts off to make the bird feathers. Large seeds for large feathers, and small seeds like Japanese maple for small feathers.

    Smaller framed pieces were made too, of little birds.

    Sure wish more people could learn this art.
     

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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    What amazing talent. Certainly never seen anything like it before. Thank you for showing it to us all.
     
  3. Thank you for sharing the work of this incredible artist.
     
  4. M. D. Vaden

    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

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    One part about it that I was impressed with, was how well she arranged the seed wings to replicate curl and motion of the feathers. It's not just straight arrays.

    I didn't post the dimensions earlier, but that frame there, is about 28" tall by 30' wide, maybe a bit larger.
     
  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That's very intriguing, I'm going to send this along to a few folks to check out.
     

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