Brett Foxwell meticulously collected over 12,000 leaves while walking through forests and parks. Then he carefully arranged the leaves, many at different stage of development, into a stop motion sequence. He says:
While collecting leaves, I conceived that the leaf shape [of] every single plant type I could find would fit somewhere into a continuous animated sequence of leaves if that sequence were expansive enough. If I didn’t have the perfect shape, it meant I just had to collect more leaves.
Above, you can see the result of his painstaking work. You can also watch another exacting Foxwell animation, The Woodswimmer, here.
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Astounding! – not only considering its beauty, but also the zeal and the time to complete such a project. While some spend hours scrolling iPhones, some scroll forests and parks. Respect.