My inspiration for these two pieces comes from one of my favorite movies, "Doctor Zhivago." During the Overture and opening credits, we see birch trees on a field of yellow and blue. It segues into live birch trees and we see the funeral of Yuri’s mother. I love, love, love this movie and the music is sublime!
Anyway, I used pages from a paperback book I bought to be the birch trees. Normally, I can’t bring myself to tear up books…old or new. However, this one is in Chinese and to me, I only see texture…not words. So my crazy, mixed up, logic allows me to tear up this book because it is full of texture and not words! That makes sense, right?