I collected these leaves from a fallen limb on one of our bush tracks. I’d seen them change from green to brown and then marveled as they began to turn silver; their smooth waxy finish changing to the texture of fine sandpaper – just a fleeting moment of decay in the millennia of life on this land. They remind me of the interconnected nature of everything; the transience and transference as the end of one thing is the beginning of another; the eternal return and the gift of life.
Weathered Coastal White Mallee (Eucalyptus diversifolia) leaves and twigs, linen thread and bookbinder’s gum on canvas
105 x 105 cm framed, image diameter 72 cm
Framed in a white box frame with circular matt, side spacers, glass and hangers.
SOLD – Private collection, New South Wales
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