Cabbage Leaf (Brassica oleracea)
37° 10’ 31.3” N / 3° 41’ 28.7” W
Signed and inscribed Jess Shepherd / 030320161305 at the lower right.
Further inscribed, signed and dated Brassica oleracea var. / capitata / A leaf taken from a cabbage / which was in our fridge / on 3rd March 2016 at 13:05. / These leaves always remove my / painters block. / Jess Shepherd / 2016 on the verso.
188 x 128 mm. (7 3/8 x 5 in.) [sight]
210 x 148 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.) [sheet]
The titles of Jess Shepherd’s watercolours reflect the precise circumstances of her contact with the leaf depicted. As she notes, ‘Life just seems so incredibly random and yet not. Once I started questioning mankind's use of scale and measurement to record size and space, I realised that to refer to time as a measurement in the collection was an absolute must. So the titles record the exact time I found the leaf.’