“A child passed through the branches of a maple tree will have a long life, although he may outlive all his loved ones. “

“To the Chinese and Japanese cultures, the maple leaf is the insignia of lovers. Like the syrup derived from the tree, the maple leaves serve as love symbols because they express the sweetness and wonder of love in daily life. North American settlers used to place the maple leaves at the foot of their beds to encourage sexual pleasure and a peaceful slumber.”

  • Project Thupelo 2015
  • Site Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town