October-December 2022


In the fall, I watched the leaves curl and turn suddenly from the dark, full greens of summer, to the browns, reds, yellows, and purples of fall. Their shapes contort, twisting and folding back on their own forms, veins turning red and purple and brown as the trees drop them, a few at a time or hundreds in a rush of wind and rain.

In Leaf Verso Series, I’m exploring the reverse of the brilliant fall leaves, the places where dried leaves turn in on themselves, where insects and molds lay claim to the leaf’s surface, where the contrasts between summer and the dark cold of winter are most starkly embodied within a fallen leaf or twig.

No. 1     Purple red maple
No. 2     Black gum
No. 3     Warm maple with silver back
No. 4     Beech leaf
No. 5     Red maple leaf in all seasons colors
No. 6     Veined West Philly leaf
No. 7     Purple maple leaf from back
No. 8     Probable linden, West Philly
No. 9     [twigs]
No. 10    Bittersweet
No. 11    White oak group, gilded spines
No. 12    Divided gray birch