"Foliage deals with the fetish and romanticism of the Fall season. Specially regarding the medium of photography where depictions of foliage that represent the Fall are printed on paper - AKA trees - which is ironic, amusing and also sad. But in a more serious tone the cycle of seasons is interrupted by the attempt to depict them in photographs. Foliage is a dead leaf that I picked at Forest Park, Queens. I laser cut out of it small leaves, based on its shape and from other leaves based on their shapes, to generate miniature foliage on the bottom of a shadowbox frame - sort of cannibalizing the a single fallen leaf into making a depiction of foliage.
At the same time this piece resembles the natural cycle of trees shedding their leaves to save energy for the winter and fertilize the ground to support their own regrowth, and then also this piece examines the accumulation of dead leaves into the fetish that is foliage - which should not be undermined!