The natural world in which we live presents more foliage than anything else to the eye. Only in the most hideous built environments or deserts, are leaves, flowers, tendrils, vines and all the glories of the vegetative world missing. With this in mind, it is surprising that foliage is almost entirely absent from rock art, only appearing as motifs, with rare exceptions, once “civilization” sets in.
For me these natural patterns are an endless source of refreshment. Here are some rings with foliage patterns, using different techniques.
Piercing and engraving:
Inlay and engraving
Carved using burrs