A British student following in the tradition of Andy Goldsworthy…

Bethany Hyde

Since moving to Bath in October 2013, I began to create art work using leaves. Why? Because they were EVERYWHERE – they were the most beautiful, cheapest (which is important to a student) and most easily found material to use.

Furthermore, I love the temporary quality of autumn leaves: they are the markers of a season, they show the passing of time, the changing of the weather and the life cycle of nature.

‘River of leaves’ was a curving line of leaves I created by pinning flat leaves together with long pointed, pin-shaped leaves I found in Victoria Park.

_DSC0016_2_2 Detail of the leaves pinned together

I began by collecting the fallen leaves from a particular tree in the University grounds, bringing them into the studio and arranging them in order of colour, which took AGES!

The whole process was very delicate, time consuming and repetitive – qualities that are not often…

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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