Friday, August 5, 2011

printed from nature

magnolia glauca from edward parrish's the phantom bouquet - 1862
wood engraving of leaf skeletons by a. wilhelm
found in the book impressions of nature: a history of nature printing by roderick cave

2 comments:

Archivist/Cultural Liaison said...

It reminds me of once looking at a bay laurel leaf and understanding what the Greeks meant by Apollo. A divine balance beyond mere geometric symmetry.

the art of memory said...

it is a sublime leaf, and the texture is really wonderful