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Closing In

Closing In is from my Naturally Abstract collection and was composed at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, SC. I was struck by how the colors are playing out the cycle of life.

The Artist's Story blog post for this piece can be read here: Closing In

 
I wonder whether this is just autumn changes or disease.

Anyway it’s beautiful!

Asher
Hey Asher,
I'm pretty sure that it is fall coming on. I've composed several leaves of the same type in this area. They make fantastic subjects - especially when they are backlit.

--Steven
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Closing In is from my Naturally Abstract collection and was composed at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, SC. I was struck by how the colors are playing out the cycle of life.

The Artist's Story blog post for this piece can be read here: Closing In

Reassured it’s early autumn!

The colors are outstanding. Interesting that colors depend on the entire growing season weather, not just the nature of the cold spells as folk might imagine.

Asher
 
Reassured it’s early autumn!

The colors are outstanding. Interesting that colors depend on the entire growing season weather, not just the nature of the cold spells as folk might imagine.

Asher
Hey Asher,
Yes, exactly. They can start turning before it gets all that cold (way before the leaves on the trees start). It's like they've lived out their lives and are just starting to die off. I noticed Tuesday when I was there that they are just starting to come up. And I just did a quick check on the pieces I've created with them and they range from late July to October. We still have 80 degree days here in September.
 
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