I wanted to use samaras in a new way. I collected a heaping handful, then I looked at them up close, then far away. I turned them all around, and cut one open to see what that was like. (There’s a flat little seed in there, and apparently, you can eat it!)
The maple key shape started suggesting other things, like commas, or fluttering sleeves, or... well... eyebrows, and mustaches. With that thought, I whipped out my trusty copy of Fred Archer On Portraiture and got to work.
Herewith are my “additions” to Fred Archer’s portraits. Please forgive me, Fred!