Birch Tree Road Publishing ...

... is a small home based company dedicated to bringing to the public multi-media projects centered around beautiful and unusual books..
All our books lie at the heart of multi-media projects. The music and art-work connected to each book are combined in short half-animated vidoes on youtube.


Here are some of our projects:
Frozen bubbles Gallery for the exhibition: "A CLOSE BUT ALIEN WORLD"
Illustrations created in Photoshop collage using elements such as bacteria and other microorganisms, electron microscope photographs, marine creatures and more combined into beautiful and alien landscapes.
pyrococcus furiosa Gallery for the exhibition: "MANY KINDS OF GENESIS"
In this gallery, all pictures are built on photographs and microscope photographs of fungi - both mycellae and fruiting bodies (mushrooms). These scenes from a fantasty world were created in Photoshop collage using elements such as microorganisms, electron microscope photographs, marine creatures ... and bubbles, always bubbles!
golden weavers SONGS OF THE ZHONGZI
by Rowen Sivertsen
The project consists of five books, each accompanied by a series of half-animated videos, and a gallery of illustrations.
The first edition of the paperback, with the name "Shianshenka, the Rise and Fall of the Perfect Creation", has now sold out. A new edition will be coming soon as two books, under the name "Songs of the Zhongzi", and a further 3 books are under way. Meanwhile please see what professional reviewers write about the first edition.
To read about the books, click here
At the heart of this project is the beautiful and original book “En Fabel” by Ingelil Mitchell, published in 1991. The story is retold in music and verse, through 16 episodes, in videos created out of the drawings from the book, crafted and adapted to video use by Rowen Sivertsen.
Beyond the Tapestry videos
Beyond the Tapestry Gallery of Illustrations
Beyond the Tapestry book
Book 1: The Wizard Bear's Theatre Presents the Days of the Week
Concept, story and paintings, Ingelil Mitchell
Retold in verse by Rowen Sivertsen

The project consists of the book, a series of 8 animated videos and a gallery of illustrations with extracts from the text.
For a foretaste of the project, see a couple of the youtube videos:
Introduction, Monday, Tuesday
To read more about the book, click here illustrations, poems, music, animated short films and lay-out by
Rowen Sivertsen: visit her gallery of illustrations and her song studio.

Several projects are based on the works of Ingelill Mitchell
Ingelil Mitchell: visit Ingelil's art and crafts studio
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Birch Tree Road News, Reviews and Releases

Rowen Sivertsen from Birchtree Road will be "Artist of the Month" for August, at NesoddHuset Gallery and Workshop Outlet. See the event on Facebook here
The exhibition will includ both pictures, light installations and video installations.
27th June
The latest video in the Songs of the Zhongzi series for book 3: The Turning Point released today.
15th April
A new video in the series for "Songs of the Zhongzi" Book3 was published today. The Golden Hour.
7th March
The second of the video series for "Songs of the Zhongzi" Book3 was published today. Before You Know It's Night.
22nd January
The first of the videos for "Songs of the Zhongzi" Book3 (working title "Island of Rainbows") was published today. Darkness.
20th September
As the Songs of the Zhongzi book series takes shape, a gallery of illustrations for each of the books (or rather, for the videos accompanying the books) is under development: The Songs of the zhongzi Galleries.
10th August
The "Songs of the Zhongzi" project is expanding, and taking shape. At five books are planned, each with accompanying videos and gallery of illustrations. Working titles and covers.
31st. July
The series of videos for books 1 and 2 are now finished and published. Here is the last in the series: Songs of the Zhongzi nr.10: Legend of the New World.
12th November
Today the sixth of the seven geysers was added to the gallery (the Singer geyser): The Singer Geyser.
12th November
Remake of song nr. 2 in the series "Songs of the Zhongzi" with the author's own illustrations is now on youtube. Songs of the Zhongzi nr.2: Child of the Sun.
15th October
How did I miss it? I have just discovered a really thoughtful and long review of my book Shianshenka, the Rise and Fall of the Perfect Creation on The Future Fire Reviews website. Thank you Kate Onyet for such a well researched review! Future Fire Review.
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