21 September 2009


LEAF(s) is a sketchbook of graphite rubbings of leaves that I made this summer, not for the sake of cataloging perfect specimens, nor for identification purposes - I made these for the pleasure of the gesture of rubbing graphite on paper and seeing the leaf forms emerge. The process, though fairly mechanical, requires a loose, sustained form of concentration not unlike meditation.
This process, as well as many other types of ritualistic mark-making that use repeatable forms, rhythmic gestures and so forth, requires little skill and yet can satisfy the common desire to put pencil to paper and make something happen.

( 76 pages, 8x10", black and white, available for $12 at https://www.createspace.com/3397319 )

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