decay

decay

It has been interesting to view the gradual decay of the plants in the garden as winter approaches. Ironically perhaps, this part of their cycle is arguably the most beautiful as they begin to change their colours.

Now that the life-giving nuts have fallen, it’s as if the photo-synthetic function of the leaves is no longer needed as winter approaches. On one hand, it seems odd to be in a garden engaged in a project with the working title of grow where most of the plants appear to be dying. However, the vibrant gradually changing display of the leaves implies that, actually, there is a process of growth occurring, but more on the lines of a preparation for a next stage, rather than a simple giving up and dying.

This idea of redefining ‘end’ as a ‘focusing for a new beginning’ has interesting implications for the composition and structure of what I create.

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