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Leaf Skeleton
  • A. Mary Kay
    born 1954
    born: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Leaf Skeleton, 2004–2008
  • Some of the Sum Number 11
  • Where object was made: United States
  • mixed media
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 76.2 x 56.8 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30 x 22 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 40 x 30 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Colette and Jeff Bangert
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0159

This is an image of a “leaf skeleton,” or what a leaf might look like if everything disappeared but the veins. The leaf is teardrop-shaped, with the smaller end curling up to the right at the top of the page. The base is wide and fills the page horizontally. The veins are white and the background is mottled gray, black and white.