Leaf (Deutzia Gracilis), 2019, photograph taken of a 19th century microscope slide, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper, 122 x 152.5 cm / 48 x 60 inches

In the summer of 1685 a diplomat, a philosopher and a princess were hunting for leaves in the Baroque palace garden of Hanover. Searching amidst the trees with dense foliage and pruned hedges, Carl August von Alvensleben had to agree with the philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Princess Sophia that there were no two identical leaves. Leibniz, who attributed special significance even to the tiniest difference, regarded each leaf as a single, unrepeatable phenomenon, and concluded that with respect to its unique individuality every single leaf carried in itself the Universe’s infinite complexity, and thus, expressed the inexhaustible variety of nature.



Leaf (Deutzia Gracilis), 2019, detail, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper


Sphagnum Moss, 2021, photograph taken of a 19th century microscope slide, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper, 102 x 127 cm / 40 x 50 inches



Sphagnum Moss, 2021, detail, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper