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A Mighty Oak Grows

 

This pipe cleaner fairy tale landed me an internship at Mighty Oak, Brooklyn NY.

A forest of pipe cleaner critters gather around to watch their friend, Acorn, tackle the challenge of growing UP. I made the set from classic children's crafting supplies: pipe cleaners, felt, googly eyes, pom-pom balls; as well as sticks, leaves, pinecones, firewood (for the backdrop) and hazelnut mulch (the forest floor). The combination of soft, safe, and familiar craft supplies with gritty real-life materials ultimately manifests in the main character, Acorn. (June, 2017)