Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Tree Project

Deadline: March 15, 2009 (POSTMARK)

The Tree Project

International Fiber Collaborative
Big Springs International Park
Huntsville, Alabama
April 2009

The International Fiber Collaborative announces its 2008–2009 project, Interdependence. Participants will create a full-sized tree for display in April 2009 at Big Springs International Park in Huntsville, Alabama. Much like a live tree is interdependent on its leaves and roots for survival, societies are interdependent on the greater whole, family units, communities, and countries.

Participants from around the world are invited to create leaves to contribute to the creation of the tree. In total, up to 30,000 leaves may be used.

How to Participate

Leaves should be created using fiber or fiber techniques.
Entrants are encouraged to be creative in deciding on materials and techniques, and may paint, stitch, crochet, patch, quilt, knit, or glue (water resistant glue).
Each leaf should measure roughly 5 in. wide (at its thickest) x 7 in. long.
Leaves may also have shape and dimension.
Submissions may relate to interdependence in a social, economical, political, ecological, or geographical way.
The tree’s trunk and branches will all be wrapped with handmade fiber sleeves.

The application deadline is March 15, 2009.
Download required entry form.

For additional information email Jennifer Marsh at blueangle1412@yahoo.com.

Visit website for complete details: http://www.internationalfibercollaborative.com/html/treeproject.html

Mailing address:
Attn: Jennifer Marsh
Department of Art & Art History, RH 313
301 Sparkman Dr.
Huntsville, Alabama 35899