While I was walking through campus recently I was drawn to a newly planted shrub beside the College park. The branches were glowing a bright red against the dark brown soil – I had to take a photo. See image below.
When I returned to my studio when I was reviewing the images from the day I revisited this photo and realised that it reminded me of some of the pieces that I had seen by artist Andy Goldsworthy. So I dragged out my beautiful coffee table book of his entitled Wood. See below some of the images from the book.
Roadside poppy petals held with water to horsechestnut leaf, late evening calm.
Poppy petal wrapped hazel branch held with water raining. Stonewood, Dumfriesshire, 1 September 1992.
Maple leaves pinned with thorns between two trunks of a tree. Plano, Illinois, 24 October 1992.