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Leaves & Pods By Mary Ellen Hannibal

Leaves & Pods

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From the delicate new growth that emerges in springtime to jewel-toned fall foliage to winter's brown husks, leaves unfurl, mature and wither in a life cycle that evokes our own. This work examines leaves and pods in all their variety, explaining why they look as they do and their role in supporting life on earth.

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Leaves & Pods by Mary Ellen Hannibal

From the delicate new growth that emerges in springtime to jewel-toned fall foliage to winter's brown husks, leaves unfurl, mature and wither in a life cycle that evokes our own. But a tree's leaves and the protective pods that cradle its seeds not only serve as metaphors for our lives: they actually sustain us. Each leaf plays an essential role, gathering nutrients for the tree and producing oxygen for the planet. Josie Iselin celebrates the diversity and beauty of these transitory objects with lushly detailed portraits of foliage she has gathered. As in her previous book, Beach Stones, Iselin arranges natural objects into striking images, which she produces on a flatbed scanner. In her introduction and captions, nature writer Mary Ellen Hannibal thoughtfully examines leaves and pods in all their variety, explaining why they look as they do and their essential role in supporting life on earth.

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About Mary Ellen Hannibal


Josie Iselin is a photographer and installation artist. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University. Although her training is in traditional photography, she now produces images exclusively with a flatbed scanner and a computer. Her work has been exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, SF Camerawork, and art galleries in and around San Francisco, where she lives. Mary Ellen Hannibal often writes about environmental issues. She has worked with the Friends of the Urban Forest, as well as the San Francisco Botanical Gardens and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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GOR001294968
Leaves & Pods by Mary Ellen Hannibal
Mary Ellen Hannibal
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Abrams
2006-09-01
144
0810930781
9780810930780
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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