Jenny Gilbertson

Fallen Leaves


Trilogy, from my Fallen Leaves series. Gouache on paper. 210mm x 148mm

Fallen leaves keep reappearing in my work. They first entered my sketchbooks way back in 1999 and periodically take precedence over other themes. I doubt the series will ever be finished. After all this time I am still irresistibly attracted to fallen leaves; amazed by their shapes, and seduced by their colours. I like to hold them in my hand; such light, delicate things. Balanced precariously on the brink of dissolution they provide one final burst of colour before they fade away to grey.