Thursday, September 6, 2007

95. Leaf Skull

Cut & Torn Leaf (approx. 6" x 8"). I figured I should make a green leaf skull before Autumn officially starts down here. Anyone know what plant this is from?

18 comments:

Patti said...

That looks like a poplar leaf.

You should put the bugs to work for you, like David Lynch does. :)

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Thanks Patti! If only I had the patience to wait for the bugs to do my work for me! I'd make them do the dishes too.

Fin said...

i thought it might be a hydrangea (sp?)

p.s. the secret code for today was cagruhw - i'm pronoucing it
(Kay-Grew)... i think it's some sort of mythological beast from the Deep South - a cajun werewolf perhaps (a la loup garou)

Monster-Maniac said...

Haha I showed your site to my mom and she made a list of ideas for you, leaves being one. And, pardon me, my memory stinks, if I've mentioned this before, howzabout out of a pile of leaves? Bugs doing your dishes? You are a visionary, my good man!!!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

I definitely want to do a pile of leaves, but need to wait til they start falling here! So where's the rest of your mom's list?!?

coell said...

My guess was Birch.

Anonymous said...

Poplar.

Anonymous said...

my guess is hydrangea too!

love the nature skulls!!

j

Nicole Anderson said...

Bradford Pear?

And, I agree, in the fall make a large skull with autumn colored leaves!!! That would be a "Beautiful Skull"!

sam said...

this is so cool! i wish id thought of it. i would most likely do it when ever i get bored! (except in winter for known reasons)

Anonymous said...

It is a poplar leaf---and popular too.

Anonymous said...

I would have thought, it's a linden leaf. If it's one, you would have seen seed like this: http://www.mntca.org/Reference_manual/Tree_info/Images/Tilia/tilia-cordata-greenspire-trunk-9-7.jpg

I like your skulls. It's great to see the techniques, I also used to learn in school in Switzerland.

Cheers, Christiane

Anonymous said...

It's a linden leaf, Tilia cordata. I did a study with Japanese beetles on linden. The beetles "skeletonize" the leaves when they feed.

I believe linden is in the poplar family, though.

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Thanks everyone, I guess I'll have to take a picture of the tree it came from and then we can get final official confirmation.

Monster-Maniac said...

Geez, she'll get a kick outta me giving these ideas to ya. Bird seed. Mosaic tiles. Olives... I dunno how that would work, but if anyone can figure out a way, it's you. Rice you've done, flowers too... Pasta yet? Kraft cheese (I'm seeing a theme here...) sliced carrots. Nuts/bolts/screws/nails. And beads. Her cooking isn't as bad as you'd imagine from this...

Monster-Maniac said...

Hey, your Flickr links for Skull-A-Day are good!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Thanks MM, tell your mom I'll definitely consider those!

Monster-Maniac said...

Ah, good. :) I'm sure she'll keep thinking of more throughout the year. ;)