Leaves

#signatureoftime – growth and decay

Looking at the shape, structure and texture of a variety of species in varying stages of growth and decay is fascinating, leaves are also a constant reminder of time and the seasons passing

Leaves gather on the woodland floor
Leaves gather on the woodland floor [Cat: 31/0005, Leaves #0005, 6 mp / 6000 x 4000 pixel, Digital Photography, 2017]
Leaves is part of a group of works inspired by nature. While they provide life-long sources of interest, these subjects ultimately form the basis of my abstract paintings which are both hard-edged and yet fluid in appearance. Leaves looks at the shape, structure and texture of a variety of species in varying stages of growth and decay.

Underside of a prayer plant leaf
Underside of a prayer plant leaf [Cat: 31/121552, Leaves #121552, 6 mp / 5312 x 2988 pixel, Digital Photography, 2018]

A woodland carpet

#signatureoftime – growth and decay 01

The mix of shapes, colours and textures on the forest floor is a delight to the eye and a larder for those animals and foragers that depend on it for their food. To me it is a ‘signature of time’ and a fertile place from which new life will grow.

Hundreds of potentials for new life [Cat: 31 SIGNATURE OF TIME 01]