Mounting the vintage velvet leaves on the bottom layer
of the backing mounts - the velvet had to be backed
with a layer of silk to stabilise the cut edges. I've used
stainless steel lace pins to define the veins of the leaves.
The Magnolia's three-dimensional quality shows in this
birds-eye-view on my work table - it seems to float above
the lush bed of velvet leaves
The work appears to not be square, but it's just
the illusion created by it leaning against the wall.
Its very hard for me to capture the variations in the
green velvets, but my photographer Gavin Hansford will.