Plant Portraits

Inspired by the photographic plant portraits of 18th C. German photographer Karl Blossfeldt, these mixed media, collaged monotypes aspire to highlight the intrinstic 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 as way as to reveal their textural qualities and highly intricate forms. 

Cornus Kousa
Cornus Florida (Worship)
Polypody Fern
Water Lily (Ghost)
Verbena Unidentified
Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)
Water Lily Petiole

“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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