In my first project I experimented with different chemicals in order to remove the chlorophyll from leafs and therefore create increasingly transparent „leaf-skeletons“.
After some efforts I found out that ivy-leafs are most suitable for clearing away the green chlorophyll-skins, by cooking them for three hours in a mixture of bleach powder and soda.
Thus different, unique and filigree veiny structures were formed. On the one hand they arouse fascination for nature and its operating principles. However, on the other hand the depicted process of decomposition in nature should also raise questions in the viewers about what remains if nature slowly disappears? What will our world look like, when we continue exterminating species, clearing existing forests or woodlands and pollute our environment?