3,576 Steps

13.00"W x 15.50"H x 0.1"D

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Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: nature, leaf, leaves, watercolor, colored pencil, realism, painting, conceptual, mixed-media

Media: watercolor, colored pencil, dirt

Size: 13"W x 15.5"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2018

I was walking through a parking lot one day and stepped over a leaf that had been reduced to just the veins and stem because of constant human and vehicle traffic. I wondered how many people had walked on it to get it to that state.

It takes approximately 3,576 steps for a person's foot to tear apart a leaf. My foot destroyed this leaf, then it was brought back to life in watercolor and colored pencil. The dirt from my shoe has been pressed into the paper as I crushed the leaf and has created a subtle background.

I am primarily a watercolor artist working with nature as my subject matter and inspiration. Most of my watercolor work is very large, measuring up to 110" x 43", but I also make smaller pieces that you will see on Vango. I am also a college professor teaching watercolor, oils, drawing, and art history! More of my work can be seen at michellepodgorski Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @mpodgorskiart

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