I have a set of haiku books, which I have read time and again for more than 15 years. They are by Reginald Horace Blyth, and they are beautiful.
This summer, in a birch wood on the Black Isle, one poem hit me - a heart-stopping, dizzy moment when everything seemed right, just as it is.
Just a mushroom and a leaf... and a whole lifetime and all its attendant experiences and memories is conjured before us. The poem is 'explained', if such a thing is possible, by Blyth, below.
I responded to these feelings, finding a Peter Engel design perfect, and folded a metamorphogram from cyanotype-coated archival tissue paper. Left in the Yorkshire sun, it produced a beautiful memory of it's time as a leaf.
The final image has been accepted for the Ferens Open 2018 and will be on show at the Ferens Gallery, Hull, from 17th February to 22nd April.