“Family Tree”

Many feel that keeping in touch with self can be done through connecting with ancestors. This family tree represents that, like the branches of a tree, family members present and past are unified within the individual.

The creation is comprised of tracings of my hand onto green and white construction paper. The tracings were cut out and arranged on a small poster board to resemble a tree. As I was constructing the tree, it reminded me of a family tree. I felt inspired to add myself, my parents, and grandparents to the design. This Gestalt design uses two different elements of unity. The first is the repetitious use of the tracings of my hand. The second, the use of names of individuals in the same family, mine.


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