morphogenesis I, 2008
In a delicate, yet strong and beautiful way, [Love] examines and reflects upon life. She finds in small and quiet moments, experiences and knowledge that highlight life itself and give insight into its cycles and paradoxes. On one small leaf, for instance she will see life and death and all the small intricacies that come in between.
These larger-than-life leaves because of their red colour, because of the way they move as visitors pass by and because of their shapes, remind me of lungs, with blood running through them and that expand and deflate with every breath; they are alive.Maura Broadhurst
Latcham Gallery curator, 2009 catalogue
Lacy leaves, eaten down to their skeletal structure by invasive Japanese beetles fascinated me for their combination of beauty and tragedy. It was fall when I began this series, while an artist in residence in the Adirondacks, and the leaves of surrounding trees were turning shades of red. Day by day, I would collect a fallen leaf, observe and paint, in blood red tones, its form enlarged to human height. The leaf spine, related to my spine, its veins to my veins, its lobes to my lungs. This series gives expression to my sense of the permeability between humans and natural world — of consciousness, of beauty, of fragility and of resilience.