In the textile made in Japan the interspace between the leaves got textured by raking it with paste and the parts under the leaves stayed clean. I like the contrast between the clean leaves and interspace and I started to do some first sketching to define how the silhouette and the space around it could play a fundamental role in the characteristics of a plant shape. For this I used the leaves that I found in the bin.
This image I found after reading about the current exhibition on Matisse in the Stedelijk in Amsterdam. Time for me to visit The Oasis of Matisse!