Sunday, October 8, 2023

Spotty Leaves

 Is this strange? Is this ugly? The brilliant glowing yellow was what first caught my eye. But society tends to connect irregular patterns like these spots to the idea of blemishes. The conventional idea of beauty leans towards smooth, balanced, somewhat unsurprising shapes and patterns. These leaves are intriguing. The blotches have edges with hints of purples and blues. The speckled pattern bubbles up into tiny surprising beads of texture. Each leaf has contorted itself into odd shapes, like potato chips tumbling from a deep fryer. Beautiful? Fascinating? Does it matter?