The skeletonization of these leaves
Began with a broken tree branch.
Selected, sorted, boiled, rinsed, rinsed again,
Left to decompose, scraped, chemically altered,
Rinsed, then rinsed again, and dried.
When the work is encountered, turbulence is created.
If we are still, the leaves settle.
In quiet moments,
Reflecting on our surroundings,
The realization of how much everything is altered becomes significant.
These are scattered fragments,
Remnants of what once was,
Shadows of the degraded landscape.