It’s not original at all, not very complicated nor requiring much creative power to make it work. I’ve seen plenty of other artists use plant impressions in their pieces. But I’m not too worried about being a pathfinder or trailblazer right now, just about trying something new-for-me that I will love and that will expand my sense of the possible.
And who needs edgy or boundary-pushing when the print of a leaf is so delicate and alive? I can’t go outside without seeing some shape, some quiver of branch, some whorled bud or seed that is a complete revelation, a complete beauty in itself, though I may have known and noted the plant before. All is old. All is new. Something of freshness in every rendering of a time-honored theme.