I live in Miami, Florida, and these leaves came off of trees from my parent’s backyard. They are called sea-grape trees because the trees produce grape-looking berries. I was searching for something to cut into and I decided to try a leaf because it is pretty thick and strong. I was inspired by how leaves can naturally turn into skeletons over time – losing the green part and keeping only the veins. I wanted to simulate this with my X-Acto."
(Entrevista da Ping Magazine)