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When Trees Lose Their Leaves,

Do They Miss Them?

While contemplating these iconic leaf forms, there was no need to impose any further interpretation on Nature's own ready-mades. The result is this series of pulp paintings made by arranging individual leaves on freshly made (wet) sheets of Japanese-style paper and applying finely beaten pigmented pulp around them to capture their elegant shapes and gestures. Dyes, extracted from tiny alder cones, were used to tint the paper to a rich, translucent brown.


When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them? is an installation of sixty individual pieces -- a tapestry that references a host of ideas and emotions about the wisdom of diversity, the melancholy that comes with age and acknowledgement of our ephemeral existence.

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