The Book of Leaves: A Beautiful Stop Motion Film Featuring 12,000 Pressed Leaves

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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