Booker Morey

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  • Biography

Booker Morey is an engineer by training, an inventor by nature, and a craftsman by aspiration. He sees the forms of nature as being more elegant than any he can create, and is excited to celebrate the hidden wonder of the construction of a common leaf, as shown by the etching process he discovered.

Inspired and intrigued by the work of pioneering artists in the field of skeletonized leaves, Booker sought to develop his own unique process. His former career in chemical and physical process research helped him find a way to give leaves a lacey effect. After many tries, a process emerged which enabled Booker to reveal the fine patterns found in many native North American leaves. The leaves have been Booker's occupation ever since, providing him with a medium for creating fine crafts in many wonderful directions and forms, especially collaboratively.