The structural underpinnings and the patterns that can be found in nature have a unifying effect on the observer. The veins that run across a leaf have definition, integrity, and purpose that speak to the veins of the hand, root systems, systems of communication, and expansive design. The leaf series follows Greenshield-Ziman’s exploration of natural systems through process and technique, an approach she began during her training as a sculptor. Using a wood-burning tool and a combination of media, structure, color, and dimension come together to bring attention to the striking beauty and connectivity inherent in all things.