I remember jumping into piles of leaves as a child to the detriment of those who took the time to assemble those leaves into neat piles. It is one of my earliest memories from my childhood and I remember the exact location in Burnaby, just off Willingdon Street where it occurred. When I was a teenager I noticed that my parents would rake the leaves into piles and throw them away in garbage bags. When I mowed the lawn, I mowed the freshly fallen leaves into millions of pieces each week, mulching them into the lawn so my parents couldn’t rake them up and throw them away. Insects could at least now feed upon them and the bacteria was allowed to break them down naturally so that their nutrients would reenter the ecosystem.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic paint & black ink Size: 12w x 16h-inches Surface: Illustration Board Completed: September 2022 Price: $1,800 CND