In summer I loved the beauty of life in flowers and plants. Winter came and I rued that their beauty would be lost. How could I preserve the uniqueness of each leaf as their fingerprint for the future? It was a serendipitous discovery of preserving a leaf’s unique beauty permanently as in stone. Concrete was the best way to achieve permanence. In casting the leaves I was taught the patience of nature. As it takes time for a plant to develop and mature so I found it takes time for a leaf’s prints in concrete to develop and cure.