Collage (elm seeds on canvas), 40 x 50 cm – 15.7 x 19.6 inches
A samara is a winged achene, a type of dry fruit in which a flattened wing of papery tissue enables the wind to carry the seed farther away from the tree than regular seeds would go. This piece is the result of various hikes and walks on which the seeds were collected. The shape, color and consistence of each seed are exposed on canvas. I usually juxtapose the natural element with something that uses that element to create a mark with my hands. In this case, my ‘mark’ is represented by the imperfection of the lines: this imprecision is a clear sign of a human gesture.