Title: "Kouyou Cycle"
Medium: Acrylic
Image Size: 25" x 15"
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Every Autumn, to mark the changing of the season, I create a painting that is based on an image of autumn leaves.

The three leaf images on the left were created by pressing actual Japanese Maple leaves into wet paint, letting the paint dry to form an impression, then removing the leaves. The lunar cycle and growing green "shoot" are both motifs that have appeared in previous paintings (see " Amaryllis: Cycle of Life" and " A Fragile Fall").

"Kouyou" is a Japanese word that refers to leaves changing color in Autumn.