A TREE WITHIN
A tree grew inside my head.
It grew inside,
an origami tree of hearts.
It’s roots are veins
its branches nerves,
thoughts its tangled foliage.
Your glance sets it on fire,
and its fruits of shade
are blood apples
and paper hearts.
in the body’s night.
There, within, inside my head,
the tree of hearts speaks.
—————––Can you hear it?
(Adaptated from a poem written by Octavio Paz.)
The origami hearts used to make this tree are a creation of Ildikó H Vass. My little cat, Corazón (Coco for short), and I joyfully present to you this three-minute video with tips and ideas on how to make the tree of hearts.
Materials to make the origami tree of hearts:
- A branch from your garden
- About 20 origami hearts made from square pieces of paper 1 x 1 and 2 x 2 inches. Instructions here.
- Some small pieces of plastiline or Kneaded Rubber Art Eraser
It will be a delight for you to make a tree of hearts to celebrate Valentine’s.
Perhaps you would like to make more than one three of hearts. How about a forest?
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