Here color and nature come together. I wanted to explore how color appears in life, how it fades and changes with age.
It is always interesting to see what organic elements retain their color as they dry, and what fades away. This brass tray, for instance, only grow more interesting with age and patina. The purity of its surface slowly becomes mottled with texture and the markings of time. Other things, like gingko leaves, retain their glorious golden color well into their dried crispiness.
The echinacea, once radiant orbs resembling the eyes of a house fly, are now dried brown spikes lingering on death. Similarly, poppy pods take on a greying, cool brown tone and the seeds retained within shake around like a death rattle.