Description This poster is the cover art for THE PUMPKIN TREE, the third in a trilogy of environmental musicals for children and families. THE PUMPKIN TREE is a story about journeys, the gaining of perspective and the discovery of a truly magical place... Planet Earth. We humans are dangerously close to making our Earth-home the ultimate throwaway. We've abused it, squandered it and claimed ownership of it. If there is any ownership, it's that we belong to Planet Earth. Rufus and Nellie Rabbit and other critters stowaway with their human friend, Meridith, on a space-chariot made of things from the dump. (Zeezabyth, the inventor-explorer, is seeking his special Place-In-Space.) After frightening encounters with planets Clang, Tinkle-Clink and Gummy-Goo, Zeezabyth finds the friendly Place-In-Space-For-Pumpkin-Trees, but it's not quite 'real.' The Pumpkin Queen sends him home with a pumpkin seed. Planet Earth chooses Meredith and Zeezabyth to clean up the dump (and inspire other 'human beans' to clean up their act!) Strong stuff... but all with song and dance, humor and surprise. (The ‘discovering’ of Planet Earth.) Let’s rally 'round... not a flag... not a race... not a continent, but the planet... our special Place-In-Space... our tree of life… our magical PUMPKIN TREE. Written and performed by John Houston and Winnie Fitch… CDs available at Amazon.com and as downloads at audible.com and overdrive.com (libraries). For further information visit Hedgerow Studios web site at reostudios.com/hedgerow.
Winnie Fitch, Eugene, OR Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Cooper Union School of Art gave me a wonderful design background that has served me professionally lo, these fifty-some years! At first, it was illustrating for national advertising and publishing, including children’s picture books, in Chicago, New York and Boston. (I was working my way toward Cape Cod, Hedgerow Studios and John Houston.) Currently my design and illustration is applied to the children’s songs and musicals we write and record together. All through my varied career, I’ve done posters and prints that pleased me, ‘the oldest living mermaid on Cape Cod,’ be they strong or subtle, philosophical or funny, in color or black and white. Now, Imagekind is making it possible to share my whimsies with you, out there in the wide-world, framed for your walls. Enjoy! - Winnie Fitch