By Jenny Leslie
During the winter last year, in lock down, I got very interested in eco leaf printing on paper. Somehow the definition seemed clearer on paper than on fabric. As I gazed at one of them, I felt that I could see a shape arising.
This shape felt very evocative of the time of year, approaching mid winter, it was the moon.
I enhanced the moon shapes with a natural bleach in the next prints. I am fascinated by the moon and also birds so it seemed natural to print some birds flying towards the moon.
By then it was almost the winter solstice, the shortest day, which marks the slow beginning of the returning light. I like to think that the birds flying upwards towards the moon, the light signifies that although it is very dark the light will return.
This is this years print.