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Rain Forest Leaf

Rain Forest Leaf

Rain Forest Leaf

Rain Forest Leaf

Inspiration

This ghostly image of a decaying rainforest leaf in Costa Rica was originally in color, but to elevate its poignancy, I removed the color and inverted the photograph to give it sculptural volume. Among all the lush possibilities of life in a rainforest, I chose one dying leaf, a natural phenomenon to be sure, but its faded elegance reminds us of the peril of this crucial part of the world.

Meet the Artist

Tim Wilson’s long career as a photographer began with melancholy black and white images of landscapes taken with a twin lens reflex camera. With encouragement from artists, he developed a style which obscures boundaries between painting and photography, emphasizing shape and ambience over content and locale. Striving for a sense of mystery and poignancy in his work, Tim pose questions to viewers that perhaps hold their attention in seeking answers.