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watercolor & gold-leaf on paper/ gingko leaves with initial
Illuminated Gingko
Watercolor & Gold leaf on paper
8 x 10 inches (image)

This piece is a combination of two ancient practices, illustration and illumination. The leaf on the "G" is slightly raised, adding a beautiful luster to the painting. The three gingko leaves are at different stages of deterioration, referring to their life cycle.
The painting is framed with all acid-free materials and a simple flat gold leave frame that coordinates with the initial.