Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Place for a Leaf: FINAL

The first thing I noticed when I found my leaf was it's vibrant yellow and red veins.  I wanted to imitate this tropical characteristic when making a place for this leaf.  The veins act as a skeleton - they're very delicate and intricate yet strong enough to support the life of the leaf.  I came up with a pattern similar to the veins, cut out and folded them to form a skeleton-like basket to cradle the leaf.  The inside reflects the yellow veins and the outside reflects the red veins and the red tint of the back of the leaf.
Where it folds creates a specific spot for the leaf as the vein-shaped walls gently hold it in place.

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