Drawing by Marylou


Marylou says: “I have drawn something that I’ve been a bit obsessed with for several months, since we have a new deck on the back of our house. All these amazingly coloured leaves keep falling… and I have been peering at the delightful details of them. A ‘red’ one I picked up a while back was the inspiration to apply for the red pen.

I guess for me the leaf that falls from the tree and shrivels up is symbolic, it is a little death, they cause me to think of the life cycle of nature. The colour red I would associate with the life cycle too, present in birth and death, and I suppose in evidence in living too – blood doesn’t necessarily denote wounding but life.”

This drawing was completed as a part of the Deep red scarlet pen project. Click here to find out more about the project.



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