|Before - pretty but plain|
|Definitely feeling bare|
Each tree ghost is created from dead fall found in the Calgary area. The process takes approximately a week to produce. The rounds are cleaned, cut and sanded both by machine and by hand. A varnish is used to seal the wood which readies them for painting. Each one is then hand painted using a unique process to warp the paint into colourful patterns. When the paint is fully dry the face is then coated with a resin to exquisitely encapsulate the ghost and create a shiny almost jewelled effect. Each ghost is completely unique in shape, size and colour.
I love how the resin makes these pieces sparkle and the colours are so bright and cheerful. A hole is drilled into the back to make them easy to hang or you could lay them flat.
|I love how the paint still appears to be wet|
|It's slowly coming together|