Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Random Walk

Cincinatti-based artist, Frederick Ellenberger, has created a project and self-published book, Random Walk, mapping the movement of paper leaves. Over the years Ellenberger's work has fallen into the categories of performance, installation and objects.

Each of 800 leaves were individually cut out, painted with watercolor and inscribed with text. The source of the paper was a friend whose mother had recently passed away.

Since their creation, these golden leaves have been distributed across three continents, given to people who have been meaningful in Ellenberger's life.

This poetic, beautiful and haunting project on memory and loss is documented in the artist's book, Random Walk, which may be purchased at this LINK.

Photographs are by Joel Quimby and are used with his permission.