I have always been fascinated by oriental art and in my previous work as a garden designer I was inspired by Japanese Zen and moss gardens. I also found it intriguing the way both Japanese and Chinese gardeners would wrap their trees for the winter.
It's the attention to detail that is given to protecting their trees, it needs to be aesthetically pleasing as the unadorned tree. No horticultural fleece just thrown on with abandon.
I used this to inspire these earrings, that combine stone, wood and rope
In the uk an artist known as Ms Lawrence has taken tree wrapping to a new level using coloured calico. This creates a surreal, sculptural look within the landscape.