MORNING LEAVES

Reflections on Loss Grief and Connection by Laing F. Rikkers

I spent the better part of 2021 and 20212 creating the paintings for Morning Leaves: Reflections on Loss, Grief, and Connection by Laing F. Rikkers.

“Morning Leaves is a book of poetry inspired by the loss of Laing’s sister. The writing and the artwork encourage us to connect more deeply to nature, one another, and ourselves.

The book is a secret garden filled with reminders of our humanity and the shared life-force that links us and the natural world. The lush descriptions and exquisite artwork will resonate with something deep and true as you explore and discover your own path.

Illustrations for the book were painted by Kelly Leahy Radding, an artist and student of nature. Kelly was able to bring visuals to the words in a way that enhances the reader’s experience and makes the book uniquely beautiful.”

Morning Leaves will be published in May 2023 by The Collective Book Studio