My Interactive Session at the
Berlin Tea Festival provides two answers:
A certain, natural beauty in saved leaves. Featuring a range of color and texture. This is a waste that can be returned to the planet. A natural pigment that can be seen in paper.
Beauty in Waste recap and link to interview
The saved tea leaves and unique prints were featured in my exhibition
“This is Tea” in Berlin, 2015.
A most peaceful gathering of humanity at the
Čajomír (Tea) Festival in Prague. See more from 2019 as well as 2018.
Leaves from two Chinese green teas.
Last October I collected autumn leaves in
Plänterwald and mounted them at home. Now one lear later I wanted to return the leaves to the same forest to be digested back into the planet naturally. I brewed an oolong tea to celebrate the occasion.
Composed of used, dried Chinese black teas from Fuijan and Yunnan.
Chinese Yunnan Golden tips (black tea) with Japanese Sencha and Hojicha below (green tea). I’ve been sorting teas with certain visual qualities and experimenting in creating patterns.
Happy Mothers Day! Spelled with used, dried tea leaves. A mix of Chinese Black teas mostly from Yunnan, which are especially gold.
see “mom” spelled in ice.