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THE TREES:
Rubbing-drawings of tree bark.

Charcoal rubbings on paper (often with found charcoal), 35" x 23"
The series began in 2003 at the Platte Clove Residency - The Catskill Center, Platte Clove, New York
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TREE LOCATIONS:

Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington
Bolivia,
Brazil,
Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Spain

Scroll down to see photos of drawings in progress.
VIEW L.I.U. exhibition installation of THE TREES, 2014

THE TREES (SELECTIONS):

BOLIVIA, 2018

Unknown, Santa Rosa, Bolivia, 2018

Toborochi, Cuevo, Bolivia, 2018

Willow, Cuevo, Bolivia, 2018
 

 

CONNECTICUT, 2018

Ash, Tobey Pond, Norfolk, CT, 2018

Birch, Tobey Pond, Norfolk, CT, 2018

Oak, Tobey Pond, Norfolk, CT, 2018
 

 

FRANCE, 2017

Plane Tree, Saint Jean de Luz, France, 2017

Cedar, Saint Jean de Luz, France, 2017

Unknown, Saint Jean de Luz, France, 2017
 

 


HAWAII, 2017

Fiddle Leaf Fig, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2017

Coral Shower Tree, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2017

Baobab, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2017
 

 

MASSACHUSETTS, 2017

Maple, Great Barrington, MA, 2017

Pine, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, 2017

Hemlock, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, 2017
 

 

 

WASHINGTON, 2016

Oak, Pioneer Park, Walla Walla, Washington, 2016

Evergreen, Walla Walla, Washington, 2016

Pine, Pioneer Park, Walla Walla, Washington, 2016
 

 

OREGON, 2016

Giant Sequoia, Astoria, Oregon, 2016

Douglas Fir, Portland, Oregan, 2016

Douglas Fir, Portland, Oregan, 2016
 

ALABAMA, 2014

Pine, Seale, Alabama, 2014

Pine, Seale, Alabama, 2014

Pine, Seale, Alabama, 2014
 

 

JAPAN, 2013

The Trees

1200 year old Cedar, Kawaguchi Fuji Asama Shrine, 2013

The Trees

Cherry, Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan, 2013

The Trees

Red Pine, Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan, 2013
 

BRAZIL, 2012

Iroko, Itaparika, Bahia, Brazil, 2012

Palm, Itaparika, Bahia, Brazil, 2012

Cambara, Sao Rogue, Brazil, 2012
 

 

SPAIN, 2009

unknown, Mojacar, Spain, 2009

Palm, Mojacar, Spain, 2009

unknown, Mojacar, Spain, 2009
 

 

CANADA, 2008

Lodgepole Pine, Banff, Canada, 2008

Lodgepole Pine, Banff, Canada, 2008

Lodgepole Pine, Banff, Canada, 2008
 

 

ITALY, 2005

Cypress, Tuscany, Italy, 2005

The Trees

Cedar, Tuscany, Italy, 2005

The Trees

Mulberry, Tuscany, Italy, 2005
 

 

NEW YORK, 2004

Pine, Woodstock, New York, 2004

Pine, Woodstock, New York, 2004

Pine, Woodstock, New York, 2004
 

NEW YORK, 2003

Pine, Platte Clove, New York, 2003

Hemlock, Platte Clove, New York, 2003

Fir, Platte Clove, New York, 2003
 




TREE FROTTAGE Travels


Florence Neal - rubbing/drawing - Toborochi tree in Cuevo, Bolivia. 2018
Photo: Bia Cunha




Florence Neal - rubbing/drawing - Plane tree, Saint Jean de Luz, France. 2017
photo: Michael Kowalski




Florence Neal - rubbing/drawing - Maple tree, Lenox, Mass. 2017
photo: Michael Kowalski

Florence Neal_Brasil Rubbing Florence Neal_Brasil
Florence Neal - rubbing/drawing - Cambera tree in Sao Rogue, Brasil. 2012
photo: Helena Hungria

 

Florence Neal rubbing drawing in Woodstock NY
Florence Neal - rubbing/drawing - Norway Maple tree in
Woodstock, New York. photo: Mariella Bisson