sometimes it helps to forget
remember a year ago when steve and i was slicing up every fruit and vegetable in my local grocery store to make very stylized STILL food photos? well, i tucked several of them into my leaf press after i photographed them to see what would happen. i lost most of them because they molded. i didn’t know, at the time, about switching out the paper every few days to help get rid of excess moisture. today i could probably have saved most of them. oh well, lesson learned. only two survived: a weaving using sliced white asparagus which i posted a while back, and this one of sliced apples. i think this one survived because i actually placed it between paper and then under a wooden stump for weight, and then forgot about it for a year. i think the wood of the stump acted as a wick of sorts. anyway, i am now the proud owner of this lovely apple papyrus.
pressed apple slices