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Abcission II
Abcission II
Eco printing, Mixed media
6.75” x 7.25”

Leaf abscission is simply when a plant or tree drops its leaves—a precise and timely separation. This “letting go” is an integral part of a tree’s growth and evolution.
Leaves, flowers, rusty metals and other locally foraged treasures from the earth are gathered, bundled in paper and steamed in a process called eco printing. The remnants of leaves create a story of time and alchemy. Embroidery and colored pencil playfully enhance the organic nature of this transformation.