Autumnal colour pallete

As I was walking home from uni during Autumn, the leaves had created a charming mess of colour. They were so alluring that I took some from the ground to take home to dry out, and take some photographs using the macro-lens. I noticed that some of them still displayed the colour change from greens to reds with merging shades. I particularly love the deep red, almost purple tones of some of them because it’s quite a mysterious colour and it’s those last shades of red before the leaf becomes brown, frail, loses life and begins to decay which I find imperative to my thoughts of repetition and structure – the circle of life.

Colour is an element of my work of which I have been thinking about: I contemplated using these leaves I’d collected and altering their form to mix with a medium to create some paint to work with and the aspect of using something natural to work with is close to home in relation to my own belief system. However, I feel that if I wanted to undergo this method of creating paint, then I would have to apply the same laws to the rest of my materials and the work would then primarily be portraying the concept of natural substance.

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As I was photographing the found leaves, I took a few of these plants at home. Again, the change in colours within them intrigued me initially, but by looking at them so closely and vividly through the camera lens, I realized the beauty of the shapes that the plants had been able to form. The cacti has an enchanting shape which replicates poetic movement with individual rises and falls highlighted by the blending colours, that the camera allowed me to appreciate in a new way.

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