The poplar, or aspen leaf, famed for its trembling movements, was
called the talking, whispering, quivering leaf. In Native American
folklore, the poplar is seen as a tree whose leaves may tremble, yet
the tree does not bow, even to the Great Spirit. That leaf symbolizes courage and respect.
• 10″ x 10″ • © Lisa Rivas • “Leaf“
• watercolor, digital, printed on ricepaper and mounted on canvas
The simple leaf is so very important to life on earth. Light is
processed through the cells of a leaf to create energy. The process is
called photosynthesis, during which oxygen is released into the
atmosphere. Leaves are a food source for just about all
living creatures including ourselves.
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.