Joy E.Hecht

graphic design: tree scroll

The trees scroll was created for the "Going Postal" exhibit of the A1C Gallery in St. John's, Newfoundland.
It started as a collection of photographs of leaves, but soon evolved into a book using photographs of leaves and trees
to illustrate a slightly modified version of Joyce Kilmer's poem "Trees." From there it evolved from an accordian fold
book into a scroll, which is its final form.

Click on the images below to see the two-page spreads within the scroll.

Opening page

I think that I shall never see
a poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose fallen needles rest
upon a mountain's rising crest;

A tree that stretches far & away,
lifting her branches to greet the day.

A tree that may in summer wear
a mist of drizzle in her hair.

Upon whose branches ice has lain,
who breathes in fog and bathes in rain.

Poems are written by folks like me,
but only earth can make a tree.

Joyce Kilmer's "Trees".
Photograph identification.