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Snehal Khatavkar
Design researcher. Design strategist


The pigments in the leaf cells play a crucial role in the process of photosynthesis, by absorbing sunlight and converting the light into energy. During autumn, the foliage goes through a discolouration phase giving multiple colour combinations and patterns. Abstracting these two processes for form exploration gave interesting results.

The Ficus religiosa or the fig tree also known as the bodhi tree or the Peepal tree is native to the Indian subcontinent. The leaf has a distinct form, making it an interesting specimen. 

Leaf form construction 

Leaf form 

Negative space 


Geometric form 

Amorphous form 

As the seasons change, the leaves undergo transformation by changing colors and creating different patterns.

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