“Duck Creek-Dryad’s Saddle 8.24.12″ by Jacqueline Perry, scratch-art paper 6″x6”.
Dryad’s Saddle enters a living tree trunk through a wound in the tree. The fungus is a creamy color with small brown spots. Large pancake-shaped funnels stack up in beautiful layers. I spotted this one at Duck Creek Park this morning…a small surpise.
My name is Jacqueline Perry. I am an artist and a pastor serving a congregation in the Midwest. In addition to my usual duties I lead art workshops as a way to explore lives of faith. Before I was ordained, I received an M.F.A in Painting from Boston University. I have been an art teacher and exhibited work over the years. Living on the Great Plains has awakened my love for nature. I am amazed by nature, art and people.
Hi Jacqueline. I like the way the bracket fungi ‘climb’ the tree like a staircase. I love your artwork. Do you use wax in the process? Jane
Hi Jane, I’ve never used wax (except in batiks). This was the first time I used simple scratch paper. It must be made for kids because it was cheap and had dinosaurs on the cover. The first time I scratched the black surface with a pointed stick, I was expecting red, so it was surprising to see this neon blue underneath. Thanks for the visit.