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The Leaf Connection is a community art project originally developed in collaboration with Metro Phoenix EcoFlora. This project invites participants to engage with nature and observe + share images of leaves within the urban desert of metro Phoenix using the social platform iNaturalist.

It's easy to join! Here's how to get started:
1. Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone.
2. Create an account using your email and an iNaturalist username and password.
3. Join The Leaf Connection project and start making observations and sharing them on iNaturalist.

Images can be of a singular leaf laying on the sidewalk, or one that is part of a tree or bush-- whatever catches your eye!

Select observations will be used to inform leaf designs for a large wall installation that carries hundreds of clay leaves that I will sculpt by hand. The installation will be mapped out to reflect the Phoenix metropolitan area and illustrate the diversity of plants+ people in our desert home. The purpose of this project is to foster community + connection through art and bring awareness to our natural surroundings.

If you live in metro Phoenix or you are planning a visit, please join!
For more information visit: The Leaf Connection on iNaturalist
Questions? Don't hesitate to email me: mary@marymeyerstudio.com

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