This piece came about quite by accident. I was sitting on the patio of my place of employment having a coffee and a smoke ( I subside on a carefully balanced diet of tobacco and caffeine ) when I looked up at the tent structure that was protecting my colleagues and myself from the OCTOBER rain. A brilliant sun had just emerged through the grey infinite clouds and was basking the canvas tent roof with a crystal clear view of the fallen maple leaves. What caught my eye was the contrast between the rain soaked leaves that were plastered to the tent and the freshly fallen leaves that still maintained the clarity of their fine detail. The transparency created by the sunlight allowed me to see a clear distinction between the layers of leaves and thus was born the abstract and realistic patterns that became “OCTOBER”. The brilliant colors and intricate abstractions are a testimony to my luck of looking up and catching a single moment of nature at it’s finest. STATUS: Collection of the artist.