-In many his early compositions, and much of his own personal art Maurice used a more "naturalistic" approach to simplification. Though less stylized, he still still broke complex masses, such as trees and leaves, into simple design and pattern. He said; "Understanding growth patterns through observation is the first step to simplifying an object."
Good examples of this can be found in design books such as "Line and Form" (1900) by the brilliant English artist Walter Crane.
Supplement to pg. 97 of The Noble Approach