Photo gallery The delicate beauty of leaves

July 13, 2018

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.

Visitors prepare to make their sunprints on a table at Allen Centennial Garden that is itself a work of art. Photo by: Jeff Miller

A chalkboard details the process for making a sunprint.

A chalkboard details the process for making a sunprint. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Staff member Kolin Goldschmidt helps visitors make decorative sun prints.

Staff member Kolin Goldschmidt helps visitors make decorative sun prints. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Rebecca Buckman, with the School of Business Bolz Center for Arts Administration, prepares her leaves on the light sensitive paper.

Rebecca Buckman, with the School of Business Bolz Center for Arts Administration, prepares her leaves on the light sensitive paper. Photo by: Jeff Miller

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.

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. Photo by: Jeff Miller

After getting exposed to sunlight, the light-sensitive paper is soaked in water to develop the image of the leaf.

After getting exposed to sunlight, the light-sensitive paper is soaked in water to develop the image of the leaf. Photo by: Jeff Miller

The completed sun prints show all the delicate finery of the leaf.

The completed sun prints show all the delicate finery of the leaf. Photo by: Jeff Miller

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