tissue-thin mini-sculptures

September 18, 2020 in About my arttopics:

I’ve been spending the last few weeks working with the dried flowers from an orchid we have in our kitchen. It’s funny, I don’t like photographing orchids when they are still fresh and alive. They are just too much of a thing, you know? They are too recognizable, too literal. They scream “look at me, I’m a flower!”, and I am just not interested.

But once they dry and fall, that’s when things change. The flowers transform from something obvious into something intriguing. They become these tissue-thin mini-sculptures, filled with texture, detail, and character. They lose a little of their pomposity, and become a little more real and relatable. (There’s a life lesson in there, isn’t there?)

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