THE MAKING OF OUR ARTWORK
These pieces are not just a work of art, but also that of science. To create one piece it takes several weeks of preparation, artistry and ‘Know-How’ so as to get it just right. We have our long research and development preservation formula to make sure that the pieces come together just right.
We are sharing with you some part of the process as follows:-
Firstly, we harvest only the best lotus leaves, this initial process is very challenging because the leaves are so delicate. Those selected leaves are then soaked in our all natural preservative solution. The freshly cut leaves will literally pull the solution in through their veins so that the leaves don’t become brittle and crack. This is an incredibly timely process and requires a lot of care.
It is during this process that we remove the ultra-hydrophobic barrier that exists on the outside of the leaf. This waxy layer is the one responsible for keeping the leaf from getting waterlogged. Then the leaves are pressed for a week time, partially dried and mounted artfully and glued on our sustainable all natural hand crafted fabric canvases/wooden panels. It's an intensive process, taking about 3 weeks from the time of picking to having the leaf placed on the fabric canvas/wooden panel.
It’s taken several years to perfect the process and the skill to allow the leaves to remain intact, flexible and still retain their color — This is why no one offers such artwork and it won’t for years to come”