I started again by etching designs with my compass/divider and my straight edge. I began with circles, then partial circles, which I extended with arcs of longer radii. Somewhere during this process, the idea of a leaf began to coalesce. I had ideas about painting within the lines with interesting contrasting colors. However, the first pass of dark green spilled over the lines and I had to reassess my direction.
The colors within the ‘leaf’ outline reflect the changing colors of a leaf during its lifetime. There are parallel vein-like lines within the outline and a like set of parallel lines outside the outline.
I left a grouping of circles below and to the right of the leaf object. I shaded it in such a way that implies motion.
I don’t have an idea of the full meaning of this abstract except that there is a leaf of some kind, and action of some kind.