Plant Portraits

Inspired by the photographic work of 18th C. German photographer Karl Blossfeldt, featured in his groundbreaking work 'Urformen der Kunst' (Art Forms in Nature), these mixed media, collaged monotypes aspire to highlight the intrinsic beauty of plant forms and their vivid, intricate, tactile and dynamic qualities. Recognized as a pioneer of plant photography in the macrophotography technique, Blossfeldt enlarged his plant specimens and photographed them close-up in such a way as to reveal their textural qualities and highly intricate forms.

Malvaceae (Hibiscus)
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Dogwood
Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)
Polypody Fern
Water Lily
Serratula (Bone of my Bones)
Cornus Florida (Worship)
Kornus Kousa
Mollusca & Fern
Cornus Kousa (Among Thorns)

“My botanical documents should contribute to restoring the link with nature. They should reawaken a sense of nature, point to its teeming richness of form, and prompt the viewer to observe for himself the surrounding plant world.”

-Karl Blossfeldt

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