During the winter in Providence, I began photographing the tree branches as they appeared against the backdrop of the winter sky. The intersecting lines and shapes attracted me. I wanted to translate this imagery of the trees into a 3 dimensional artwork that “cast shadows” the same way the tree branches cast shadows on the sidewalk. Starting with the photographs of the tree branches, I began playing with the images. I manipulated the images on the computer exploring the shapes and simplifying them to create this “lace” shape.