About this photo:
The twisted embaúba leaves refer to the sculptures of the Brazilian Baroque, which has in its essence: the contrast, the dramatic, the excess and the dazzle. Just as sculptors shape clay or carve wood, nature has transformed this leaf into a perfection of shape and movement, surprising by the delicacy, grace and elegance of the contours and silhouettes. There is no reference to a sense of scale. This could be a tiny object or a giant sculpture. The armature and skeletal structure of the leaf is revealed in this photograph because it has begun to wither.