Nature prints



While contemplating these iconic leaf forms, I decided there was no need to impose any further interpretation on Nature's own ready-mades. The result is this series of prints 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 tapestry of sixty individual pieces, that reference a host of ideas and emotions about the wisdom of diversity, the melancholy that comes with age and acknowledgement of our ephemeral existence.

When Trees Lose Their Leaves... Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves... Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (DETAIL R1C1_0072)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves... Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves... Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R1C2_0074)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R1C4_0088)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R1C5_0085 )

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R1C6_0086)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R4C4_0173)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R1C7_0140)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R1C7_0140)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R3C1_0130)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R3C8_0150)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R3C6_0200)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R1C9_0186)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R3C9_0163)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R2C3_0110)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R3C3_0158)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R3C4_0136)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R3C2_0127)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R3C5_0102)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R2C1_0147)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R2C2_0152)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R2C4_0116)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R2C5_0139)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R2C6_0157)

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them?

Copyright © 2017 by Amy Richard; nature (pulp) print on artist-made kozo and mitsumata paper; 10.75 X 8.5 inches (Detail R2C7_0106)