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Updated June 19, 2019

Dimensions: 29 1/2" x 66"
Materials: #2–10-cut wool on monk's cloth
Designed and hooked by Gene Shepherd, Anaheim, California, 2003.
Featured in: Celebration XIV

"Russian Birch was created as a commission piece. While my client did state that she liked the birch tree paintings of Gustav Klimt, I associated birch trees with my many visits to Russia. Although I did draw perspective grid pattern lines, as well as the 3 big trees, everything else was blank. I had a blank canvas, making up the design as I hooked. To enhance the sense of perspective, I used cut sizes 2 to 10. The bigger cuts were used in the foreground, and then, cuts decreased in size as the design elements moved away from the viewer."
- Gene Shepherd, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018

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