Botanicals

Exploring the omnipresence of nature via decorative objects – some found, some made, some recorded as seen; some real, some artificial; some altered, some not. The Botanicals, obviously, focus on plant life.


Leaf Specimens of Somerville, MA, 2019

Leaves collected on my walks around Somerville, my ongoing catalogue of the urban canopy. Where possible, I have included the variety. Trees are surprisingly difficult to identify by leaf alone, and not all of these were found under the tree that dropped them. See also, Cities.


Paper Mushrooms

A successful experiment. I actually managed to make firm paper sculptures from tissue paper without losing my mind entirely. (Silence, acquaintances.) The process involved forming the delicate shapes from crumpled tissue paper and then carefully applying a dilute mixture of water, glue, and flour lightly over the course of several days. The result is a set of paper mushrooms that can stand up to some handling. The mushrooms actually are loose. The bases you see are temporary holders I threw together to get them to stand under our Yule tree.