Everything started there, under the apple trees…
We were harvesting apples with my Father in our orchard in the early 2000s. It was a nice fall afternoon. I noticed a green pattern on the skin of a red apple with clean cut contours, that looked just like the leaf which covered the spot from sunlight.
I was looking at it for a little while and an idea hit me. I started to look for similar apples and, to my greatest surprise, there was quite a number of them. I took a closer look at them. If the leaf was really close to the apple, it left a clean line, if it was a bit further away, the lines were a bit blurred, but in both cases, there was a print on the surface of the apple.
My head has always been full of ideas and dreams. I started to wonder what if the print reflected not only the shape of the leaf? How could I “write” on the apple? What if I cut the leaves into shapes and glued them on the apples somehow?
This made us laugh with my Dad. Time went by, but the idea already nested in my head.