Inspired by her home located at the foothills of the Catskill mountains in upstate New York, artist Teri Stratford captures the natural beauty of her environment by creating works of art from hand-picked botanicals. In this piece, she arranges flattened sprays of delicate Queen Anne's Lace into an explosive fireworks display against a night sky populated by the Archer and Orion's Belt constellations. Fireflies made of barberry leaves, goldenrod, and rhubarb line up along the bottom of the piece, ready to flit back and enjoy the show. As leaves are biodegradable and will fade and deteriorate over time, each of Teri's leaf "paintings" is scanned or photographed immediately after its creation, preserving its beauty long after the originals are gone. Printed in Portland, Oregon.