A collection of soft-ground etchings created from leaves gathered on a hike.
We chose leaves because we liked the color, shape, or any holes that were made by bugs. On the hike I found a sassafras leaf and brought it home to print. It was fun lifting the print off of the press and seeing what it looked like." —Ruth
"Before printing, we let the leaves dry, spacing them out between pieces of paper." —Clement
"You put something called soft-ground on a steel plate. We stick a leaf on this and after we take the leaf off, Dad puts it in acid which dissolves the exposed metal where the leaf had been. Then you just ink up the plate, put a piece of paper on the printing press, and roll it through." —Ruth