I ran into the print making room to drop off some new paper. I took the opportunity to see how the last 6 compared to each other and how multiple bees might look together. I will do one more experiment and the plan the grouping.
On my brisk morning walk this beautiful leaf stopped me dead in my tracks. I carefully scooped her up and gently carried her home. She is so beautiful I could not take my eyes off her. I took at least 30 photographs of her. When I was through she whispered a saying I once read.
"In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow." - Amit Ray
A fallen leaf
I can see her pain in the veins that articulate her flesh, and I can see how that pain has entrusted in her a strength. I can see in her frailty a grace. I can see in her a beauty that can only come from falling.
These roots have been taking up space in my work area for at least three years. It feels so good to finally use them.
Drawing that inspired the series.