Camoflauge!

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Camouflage in some cases is described as a type of coloration or pattern that helps an animal blend in with its surroundings. I decided to take the aspect of their ability to transform & create a project inspired by how leaves transform their colour during different seasons. While animals might change their color to protect themselves from other species, leaves also change their color to protect themselves but from “ starvation”.

With cooler conditions during the year, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis ( which is the way plants turn water and carbon dioxide into sugar). The change in color makes them shut down their food-making factories and live off the food they stored during the summer.

 

There are certain choices I made to meet the formal charcaticits of transforming leaves in trees. For example, the combination of different colors like the different shades of green, brown, and gold. Also, the gradient colors shown in some of the leaves to show the gradual change that happens over different periods of time. Each leaf has two different sides, one is the natural green, and the other side is the transformative color. I did that so in whichever way I flip or turn the cloth it would not look the same. In terms of the way I attached the leaves to the cloth, I decided to sew them using a thread & leaving about 2 extra inches of the thread hang loosely. This is to mimic the way in which leaves grow on trees in how they are blown by the wind.

 

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References:

*https://www.thoughtco.com/camouflage-129662

*http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2013/10/31/trees-getting-ready-for-winter

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWva5AaDkXw