Mazan Cherry Tree

Winter landscapes are very geometric compared to their summer versions. And this cherry orchard in January offered a nice view of the Ventoux, and a way to look at perspective.

This is the first piece that began the exploration of placing objects in the landscape to create an unknown spatial reality. Steuart began calling these "live Photoshop " because the arrangements are real and not cut and paste.

Using cherry wood thinned from these trees, an installation was made that created a drawing layer on the landscape, and a trompe l'oeil experience for the viewer.

The scale and angles were rigorously adjusted to get the perspective to work correctly, and then frost covered the ground and added some pleasant contrast.