Button tree II

Artist : Marie-Pascale LE GOFF
Creation date : 2024
Dimensions : 25 x 25 cm
Medium and materials : Acrylic on canvas board, wooden elements

Context and Inspiration

“Button Tree II” is a work produced in 2024. This painting is part of a series that explores creativity and imagination through the stylized representation of trees. Inspired by natural elements and everyday objects, the artist uses various materials to give life to a unique and fanciful tree.

Visual Description

The painting represents a stylized tree, whose branches and leaves are composed of raw wooden buttons, black and white gingham printed buttons, as well as small wooden birds and flowers. This creative composition blends natural and manufactured elements to create a work that is both playful and aesthetic.

The color palette is dominated by green, orange and yellow tones, applied with acrylic using a knife. These bright colors bring energy and warmth to the work, evoking the vitality and diversity of nature. The knife technique adds texture and depth, creating a rich and dynamic surface.

Painting Techniques and Materials

I use the paint knife to apply the acrylic to the canvas board, giving the work a structured and expressive texture. The raw wooden buttons, gingham printed buttons, and small wooden birds and flowers are carefully arranged to form the branches and leaves of the tree, adding a tactile and sculptural dimension to the work.

Thematic Analysis

“Button Tree II” explores themes of growth, creativity and connection with nature. Using ordinary materials such as buttons and wooden elements transforms these familiar objects into an imaginative work of art. The tree becomes a symbol of transformation and artistic fertility, highlighting originality and inventiveness.