Usually when i include a single leaf, it is THE leaf that somehow enters my possession serendipitously, mid-process. this leaf became caught up on the base rock while i worked. It just stuck there instead of continuing downstream, as if waiting for me to finish. also a relatively rare leaf to find in the creek. and the structure, shape, size, and color, made it an ideal match for this instance.
also quite a funky line of balance. extremely difficult because the small one 4th from the bottom is at the extreme limit of friction.. the wrong vibration would cause an avalanche effect beginning with that one slipping off, fueled by all the weight on top. turned out nice though.. this is the 3rd variation from the original idea (see the bottom).
water helps to see which way gravity flows when it’s not so clear by looking at the arrangement.
Original Variation (Yesterday – 14 Nov 2015)