Sunday, June 24, 2007
I wasn't expecting this! I took a scalpel to the tree roots inside to subtract some of the solid bulk to make it a more 3-dimensional formation. I LOVE the change! and the structure is surprisingly strong. The large puppet can still sit on that unsupported root quite securely
I also plastered up the three tree chim-nees and made some earthen clay tiles to scale.
Earlier today I thought the chimneys each belonged to different creatures that live in or around the Answer Tree; Rana got one, the Writing Mouse from way down under in the roots was connected too. The third might belong to whatever being provides the answers to the questions whispered into the tree's hollow ear that the Mouse then writes down on the leaves.
We would never see this wise creature, but I think it's kind of nice to imagine something else living quietly in there. If Rana is wisdom, and the mouse (with human hands by the way!) writes down the answers that slowly grow to emerge on the tree's leaves, perhaps the other creature is "Knowing" itself.