Ginkgo - Symbol of Love - Part I
During a relaxing walk at lunch time, I came across a ginkgo tree. I have seen ginkgo leaves before but I never actually touched one. These are quite pretty leaves, beautiful greens and nice soft texture. On the internet, I found that the Ginkgo is a symbol of love and is also associated with longevity and the unity of opposites...nice! I also found that the Ginkgo is one of the oldest living tree species, Darwin called it a living fossil. So amazing for a little tree I have been walking by without noticing.
Of course I had to make some prints from those leaves. Prints of ginkgo leaves have been done before, below is my own interpretation.
I used the linocut process and have included below pictures of the process.
|Beautiful ginkgo leaves|
|I drew the leaves on tracing paper and transferred the picture to the linoleum plate|
|Same process here; will use this plate for note cards|
|Have started carving; I really enjoy this part. It's a slow and delicate process to get it right the first time.|
|Voila; four ginkgo leaves plate|
|One ginkgo leaf plate; will use this plate for note cards as well, or small prints for wall decor|
|I see more note cards in the future...|
|On my way to print these, can't wait to see the result...|