Herbarium  #1

Herbarium  # 1 (Platanus I-XII), 2011

sycamore leaves, framed
each 33 x 31.5 cm
photo: def image, Wiley Hoard

Twelve framed, flat pressed and dried leaves constitute Herbarium # 1. All leaves originally stem from the so-called hybrid sycamore trees and grow to the size of a paperback. Through cutting, the original form is modified: smaller, actually existing morphologies are created. The leaves are reminiscent of collections of preserved plant specimens – as seen in natural history museums.