The inspiration piece is a crazy quilt from the Society's collection. It has amazing patterns, colors, and fabrics. My Tangled Tree features reproductions of my Zentangle art.
A Tangled Tree
Created by Emily Classon, Certified Zentangle Teacher
Life is composed of patterns.
From the delicate veins of a leaf to the glistening angles of a snowflake, nature provides perfect examples of true artistry. Used in art and architecture, patterns repeat with familiar and beautiful precision.
This tangled tree is inspired by the intricate handmade patterns created in a crazy quilt. A patchwork of fabric, a quilt stitches together color, patterns, family, and history preserving the domestic and artistic culture of an era.
If you can, I highly recommend visiting the Andover Historical Society to see this year's trees. There are a lot of creative and talented people in Andover. It's always exciting to see what people come up with to accompany an artifact from the collection.