METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS

Starting point for this work was Goethe's poem called "Metamorphosis of plants". I tried to find main essence of plants which exist in each vegetation form, in the structure of the leaf. After grasping the structure it starts to be clear that reproduction of all plants are and conversion of its organs are metamorphosis of one ideal form. This form gives potention to plants to fall into each other.

Specificaly in plant life the biggest change happens when leaf becomes transformed to a blossom of flower. It helps to grasp what is happening in the spirit of the plant.

What interests me is the way how these forms are invented. It can have a hiden key to creation. There is like scooping out from limitless infinity, palms scoops out and it becomes a palmful.

These works are lino cuts over which I made handmade paper reliefs. I also see the paper's making process as a process of metamorphosis. This material has a big flexibility to take water and give it out.

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS III,

 Bignonia radicans, fragment

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS III,

 Bignonia radicans, fragment

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS III,

 Bignonia radicans, fragment

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS IV,

 Pinus sibirica, fragment

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS IV,

 Pinus sibirica, fragment

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS VI,

Rosa officinalis, fragment

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS VII,

, fragment

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS VI,

Rosa officinalis, fragment

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS VI,

, fragment

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper

METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS. METAMORPHOSIS III / IV / VI / VII

Bignonia radicans, Pinus sibiricaRosa officinalis, 

210x45 / Lino cut relief on hand made paper