The Fall / by Kory Russell

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I created this piece after I came in from raking leaves.  I looked outside and there was this little group of leaves hanging on still.  I thought, "I'm going to look out there in a week and that little group of dead leaves will have fallen in this yard and I'll have to go pick them up."  That night I had a dream similar to this piece, woke up and drew it, as I often do, before 5 in the morning.  

Well, here it is the beginning of April, it has rained like mad here, and we've had some seriously strong winds that have knocked down large limbs from our tree.  I know that one limb had to have hit that little group of leaves when it fell, but that little group is still hanging on there somehow. 

Take from that story what you will, but maybe it could be inspiring to someone.

I created this piece by making a pen and ink  and graphite drawing (see below,) then scanning that in with a very high resolution scanner and coloring it in Photoshop.  This is departure from most of my work, but it is an exciting direction and I'm really interested in seeing what I can do with it.

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