Getting ready for autumn, we cut back the sweet pea climber in the garden this week, and I found a horde of treasures lurking at its base - the usual stuff which gets me excited, curly dried up tendrils, leaf skeletons, stalks with interesting shapes etc. They looked so beautiful laid out in a wooden tray I tried to take pictures, but I am really bad at photography, and gave up in frustration. Then I began remembering something I had done a few years ago; I had spent an afternoon one July messing about making scanned images with flowers from the garden, getting very excited about their old mastery quality. They appeared to glow with an inner light, and because the depth of the scanner’s focus is very shallow they presented a mysterious animated presence.
I gave it a shot with my treasures today, and it was a lot better than my attempts at photography! It was a little more difficult working with shrivelled up, twiggy objects than it had been to work with fresh, floppy plants, but here they are in all their wizened splendour ...
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Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
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