Eco prints on paper

I’m pretty pleased with these! Here are 3 of the 14 papers I did on Tuesday, using leaves gathered from our front yard. I dipped the papers in either tea or iron water before layering, and steamed them for 1.5 hours. More photos here.

stitching finished

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title of work – symbiosis

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sym·bi·o·sis

1. Biology. a. the living together of two (dissimilar) organisms; b. (formerly) mutualism
2. Psychiatry. a relationship between two people in which each person is dependent upon and receives reinforcement, whether beneficial or detrimental, from the other.
3. Psychoanalysis . the relationship between an infant and its mother in which the infant is dependent onthe mother both physically and emotionally.
4. Any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc.
[Origin – 1615-25: < Greek symbiosis, equivalent to sym – + bio (variant stem of bioun, to live + -sis]