Canopy is a series of works based on leaf shapes and exploring interdependence between plants, birds, animals, insects, the soil, the air and the local forest hydrosphere.
Looking at the veins in leaves is like looking at fingerprints or animal skeletons.
Finding the rhythmic pattern of each of these six main types of leaf was like cracking codes.
Distinctively different and yet related by rules of growth, the leaves in a canopy have evolved their form by serving multiple purposes across the surrounding ecosystems.
Using wood, wax and carbon to depict these interdependencies, I use a material selection that speaks also of human destruction of these ecosystems.