Ginkgo Biloba

The sole survivor of a species of trees that dates back to the time of the dinosaurs, Ginkgo biloba is a living bridge between ferns and conifers. Tall, sturdy and incredibly long-lived (some as long as 1,000 years) the Ginkgo sheds spectacular, jewel-like golden leaves. Extracts of the leaves are used to enhance memory.

Harvested leaves were embellished with paint, then scanned, scaled, printed and cut out.  Individual leaves were arranged in a lotus pattern – a nod to the Buddhist tradition of venerating this “prehistoric” tree.

 

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