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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

Even a dead leaf has more life than styrofoam

This dry leaf curled into a cocoon like shape. Lying in an indentation in a piece of styrofoam, it stuck me that a dead leaf still has more life in it than the styrofoam. I have to admit that I like the webbed texture visible in the styrofoam, though.

Dead leaf in styrofoam

Inverting the color results in a version that looks somewhat like an x-ray.

X-ray of dead leaf in styrofoam

I really like the black and white version of this image:

Dead leaf in styrofoam: b&w

Copy, flip, repeat and you get a fun design:

Roll Five

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