Birds Eye View

What is growing on a farm near you?

Copyright Henri Matisse

“Leaves” by Henri Matisse.

Many artists are inspired by shapes they see in Nature.
Henri Matisse loved to make patterns with cut out leaf shapes.

You can do this too.

Copyright R Alexa Adeosun

What leaves are these?

Have a look at some leaf shapes. 
Are they symmetrical?
You can cut out symmetrical leaf shapes like this :

Imagine you are a bird looking down on your plant.
How would the pattern of the leaves look from above?
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