The Whitebeam tree is a species I return to again and again, for it’s tangle of branches and the two-tone contrasting leaves. The flash of white on the underside of a Whitebeam leaf was described as a ‘sudden-lighted whitebeam’ in gusts of wind, by poet George Meredith. I show off these contrasts by framing the leaves against circles; perhaps the sun or the moon, with the leaves moving from dark to light across the design.
This is a block printed design that is currently available as digitally printed soft furnishing fabric, here.
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