The Love Tree in Spring. My last visit to this intriguing tree was in early February when a pandemic was brewing far away. A little over a month after my first visit to the tree,despite the government’s inactivity @theoldmortuary we were already limiting our contact with other humans. Better to be safe than sorry.
I had read about the tree in a local publication and was interested in using it as an image
The February photograph I used to create a print. The first of a series of works, I hope.
Love tree , wearing Spring green. Taken from the opposite side of the tree.
The Love Tree is also known as the Family Tree. People have carved their initials on the trunk for centuries. It is said that there was a leper colony nearby and that some of the early carvings date back to that period. The tree is also known as the Family tree with people hiding small fetish objects associated with their children in the nooks and crannies of the tree and it’s roots.
This gnome was an engaging chap with his apple harvest in his basket. Who put him here and what is his significance , hidden in this tree, on a remote Cornish lane. The same question hangs over each little object.
Some of the objects are placed in hard to reach places.
High up among the carved initials.
The Love or Family tree also has a new pandemic message.
Something we are all trying to do.