My invented floral series explores the beautiful range of human individuality. Each photo realistic oil painting is carefully constructed petal by petal to form a unique hybrid flower. New and dying extensions from a variety of flora are brought together to represent the pivotal growth and decay that occur through change.
On a personal level, it’s about finding the beauty in life’s inevitable transitions and on a broader level it touches on themes of identity, diversity, and acceptance.
It is my hope that the composition of these flowers, so natural and unnatural at the same time will spark the viewer’s imagination and reveal the beauty and diversity within each of us. I believe that the resulting visual imagery is compelling in its significance and technicality as well as its relevance in the world today.