photo of Trinity Shakespeare As You Like It courtesy of G. DeVries
Carpenters will assemble the sono tubes that make the basis of the big double-trunk tree in the photo above and then add strips of thin plywood and fabric to create the swelling toward the roots and bark textures. While I stand there waving my hands, crying, "A little more toward center stage, a bit more, a smidge, there!" In a very important, bossy (and I hope helpful) way.
This is the painted model. You see the final (non) color scheme. Funny, I'm a big fan of color so my sets tend to be full of the stuff, but this season started with a black and white show (Death Is No Small Change!), followed by a black/white/gray/silver show (Broadway Our Way), and now by a low-color one (As You Like It); three in a one season. Obviously my time to learn about value and shading, eh?