Exclusive artwork by Leaf & Wood owner Robert Pettit.
I've drawn on objects my whole life. From the garage wall as a child, to bills and leases as an adult.
I've drawn this pattern almost 20 years now. Its the same basics circle and line pattern, but always a little different, never the same. I first used it just as a meditation practice, repeating a movement over and over and just getting lost in the process. Then I began to see the overall form as an abstract representation of my life. The circles being events or people I have met, and the connections they create, all those added up or taken together makes up who I am as a person.
I like to draw on maps of upstate New York, where I grew up.
I also tend to draw on bills I need to pay, parking tickets I get, bank fees etc. The real stuff of life.