Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ginkgo Biloba

I have always loved Ginkgo leaves and have used their delicate fan like forms in several of my artworks. I generally create small Ginkgo leaves but with my newest piece 'Ginkgo Biloba' I felt I needed to go bigger. This piece examines the beautiful internal structure of the Ginkgo while capturing the vibrant yellow/orange that the leaves turn in Autumn.

'GInkgo Biloba' Embroidery thread, pins and glass rods on paper
'Ginko Biloba' (detail)
'Ginkgo Biloba' (detail)

Ginko Biloba (Framed) on display at Gallery Oscar - March 2014
After dissolving the piece I became fascinated with the structure, I began to play with the leaf, lifting and twisting the piece creating some really lovely three dimensional forms. I took a few quick snaps and a video of the piece being lifted and moved. I think they are to beautiful not to share.

It was almost a shame to mount the work for framing.

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