Leaf on Canvas

A sculpture of a fallen leaf made with a variety of woods, copper and fabric. Displayed on a granite base.


Leaf on Canvas


I chose copper and wood for Leaf on Canvas because of color and texture. The wooden portion of the leaf was technically tricky because I positioned the maple ply so that the lines in the wood went at opposite angles on either side. This suggests the direction of the veins in the leaf but made for some challenging joints at the tip and stem. After pounding the copper into shape I cut its silhouette out of the wood. I used tints for rich deep colors to paint the shadow of the leaf on the canvas. Then I sealed it all with polyurethane.


20.75" W x 10.75" D x 9.5" H

Wood, Copper, Fabric.