Photo gallery The delicate beauty of leaves
Sunshine and leaves — both in abundant supply in mid-summer — were combined to make sun print art this week, during a Lunchtime Wellness Series event at Allen Centennial Garden. Participants placed leaves on light-sensitive paper, which was then exposed for a few minutes to daylight and then soaked in water to develop. The result? An image of the delicate leaf. The free, outreach art event occurs at the garden on Thursdays weekly through mid-September.
Visitors prepare to make their sunprints on a table at Allen Centennial Garden that is itself a work of art.
A chalkboard details the process for making a sunprint.
Staff member Kolin Goldschmidt helps visitors make decorative sun prints.
Rebecca Buckman, with the School of Business Bolz Center for Arts Administration, prepares her leaves on the light sensitive paper.
The sun print artists include friends Rebecca Buckman, left, with the School of Business Bolz Center for Arts Administration, and Nichole Monzon with the School of Medicine and Public Health Medical Scientist Training Program.
After getting exposed to sunlight, the light-sensitive paper is soaked in water to develop the image of the leaf.
The completed sun prints show all the delicate finery of the leaf.