2017 Cyra Lewis

Cyra Lewis
Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand



The Life Cycle of a Leaf

From a newly unfurling pale green leaf, to the white/grey decaying leaf skeleton. 
This work depicts the ever changing pattern of a leaf, from its resplendent beginnings to its ultimate decomposition. 
I follow the leaf as it changes shape and colour through the months, the changing seasons, and the changing weather patterns of a year.
The central leaf skeleton is an homage to every leaf which withers away beneath the tree that first gave it life, 
and returns its nutrients to the earth to be passed on to the next generation of foliage.

Wall hanging size: 24" x 24" (610mm x 610mm)














Ravelry: CyraLewis
cyralewis@gmail.com


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8 comments:

  1. An interesting depiction of the change of seasons. Lovely colors and textures and great irregular leaf shapes!

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    1. Thanks Karen. Nothing in this world is perfect, and that includes my leaves, lol.

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  2. Oh and enough praise cannot be said about Cyra, putting these wonderful books together and always contributing one of her fabulous pieces to it. Hopefully next year I can contribute again!

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    1. I look forward to seeing an entry from you next year :)

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  3. In addition to the harmony and beauty your create in our books, Cyra, your work is engaging and lovely! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Deborah.

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  4. I like how your leaves are arranged in a circle of life.

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    1. Thanks Jude, a never ending circle. As the life of one leaf ends the next leaf is starting to form.

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