You might credit the idea for this chapbook theme to Irish sculptor John Behan. I have seen one of his“Bronze Birds in Flight”whipped and wrapped by a trained wisteria. It was reconfigured as an inversion of power, an unintended green tableau, in which the entwining organic leaves appeared to restrain, if not smother, the metal-frozen doves.
Fantastic flying beasts such as dragons, phoenices or snallygasters might be similarly constrained. Meanwhile, as trees shed for autumn, why not cast their ephemeral leaves in fantastic tableau?
I am mindful of the ancient Buddhist birch-bark scrolls that are no longer intelligible. They haven’t faded. We, humanity, have forgotten the script.
Fantastic Leaves is the tenth of a dozen planned free issues in 2021 of a monthly chapbook of my photography. Any of the individual chapbooks are available for online purchase through FabHappy and TheUpliftKit.
They’re being issued by the calendar month, each edition limited to 200 copies, each copy uniquely numbered and posted at the end of each month. Price per copy is 10 plus postage. Where you live determines if that’s 10 USD or 10 Euro or 10 Sterling.
I seek an expression of interest to help determine if production can be continued in 2022 on a subscription basis. If you are interested in a subscription for yourself or as a gift, would you please post a note to the contact page for WalkingCommentary which is here.
Assuming there is sufficient interest, the offer for 2022 is for an annual subscription for the full set of 12 chapbooks for 60 currency units of any one of three currencies. That’s a dozen issues inclusive of all post and packaging, each delivered for just 5 USD or 5 Euro or 5 Sterling.