Project Description

A Breathing of Leaves

A Portfolio of Images and Poems by Elizabeth Crawford and Richard Lewis

Touchstone Center Publications, 2023

Comprised of 6 Images and 6 Poems, and accompanied by an original video of all images and their poems, A Breathing of Leaves, is a unique publication expressing, not only the marvel that constitutes the many worlds of leaves, but, as each leaf so often revealed, the beauty and variety, of their singular and inward lives.

Begun as a collaboration between naturalist and visual artist Elizabeth Crawford, and teacher and writer, Richard Lewis, this unique exploration can be seen as a new and evocative means, towards experiencing various qualities and moments within the natural world.

A Breathing of Leaves
8 pages   unbound   $50.00 + $7.00 shipping

A Breathing of Leaves Video 
Animation by Elizabeth Crawford and Richard Lewis

Every year autumn brings us the beauty and enchantment of trees covered in many splendid colors, but once the leaves have browned and curled, they are soon forgotten. A Breathing of Leaves captures the final passage from branch to air to earth in poems that gently command us to look and wonder at what was overlooked, and in stunning photos that bring to life the movement and emotion possible in a single found leaf. How fortunate we are to have this portfolio with its accompanying video to awaken us to the magic and possibilities of the natural world around us.
-Lauren Stringer, picture book author and artist

A Breathing of Leaves is beautiful and thought provoking. Elizabeth Crawford’s imagery and photography is arresting in style and quality, a fitting environment for bringing Richard Lewis’s poetry to a new dimension.
Russell Dian, photographer

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