29 October 2007

evening leaf tag

I was supposed to be writing a paper based on Erikson's psychosocial stages of development and instead I accidentally took a two hour nap that felt like (and was only supposed to be) 20 minutes and left me with a raunchy taste in my mouth. I got dressed, look surprisingly fashionable (I have a sleek light blue ensemble going on), grabbed my camera, and walked across the street to the park.

On the way I saw at one end of the park a car running with its lights on and a person sleeping very deeply (head back, mouth open, slouched over) in the driver's seat. I thought they might be dead. I stopped and stared at them and couldn't bring myself to get closer to see if they were really just sleeping. I wondered if they'd run a hose from the exhaust to the inside and killed themselves. I was still half-asleep and felt confused.

At the other end of the park was a kissing couple. I couldn't go make a tag by the kissing couple even though all the good pretty leaves seemed to be over there. I felt so confused. What had happened out here while I'd slept?

I started to make this tag hanging down from the leaves attached to the tree. I wanted to make several streams of leaf chains dangling. I am not Andy Goldsworthy and couldn't pull it off. Before it got too dark I just strung a few together on the ground.

And here's just a close up of the more intricate end:Back to Erikson and brushing my teeth.


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Sanguinetti A! said...

Yes, I'd tried to link them together while hanging off the branches, but they kept falling down. There's a special angle to insert the stems that will prevent them from falling, but I haven't learned enough about leaf physics to master that technique.

Wouldn't it have been really lovely to see streams of leaves hanging down from a branch? Maybe I'll do some paper clipping to achieve the effect, even if it is cheating.

Hugo Minor said...

I love it (fingers out and above the leaves)! Try the paper clips! I want to combine Andy G's art style with office supplies. Great idea to combine nature with the office supplies too.