Inspired by Martha Madigan four experimental abstract photograms were created using light sensitive paper. These images required the viewers’ imagination to turn the shapes into a recognisable image. The two top images above were created with shredded leaves for sharp lines which crossed together and interlaced with each other to create a different section within each corner of the image. Shredded leaves were used as the image was not to be about ‘beauty’ and the perfect outline and shape of a leaf but more about the textures created through the use of shapes and shading. The two bottom images above show the natural beauty in the outlines and textures of each individual leaf. When a child picks up a leaf they will invariably choose the ‘perfect’ leaf; however through this work I wanted to show the contrast between the shredded and the ‘perfect’ leaves, showing that both are beauteous in their own ways.

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