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Earthly Bodies

Look at flowers long enough and they become more creatures than plants. They reveal personality and sensuality, pride and submission, ardour and splendour. This series of plant portraits concerns itself not with the fluffy loveliness of flowers, but with their innermost secrets.

These images were made with a 4x5 pinhole camera using the now extinct Polaroid Type 55 film. They are hand printed on Foma Nature silver gelatin paper. Two images from this body of work (Freesia and Orchid) are held in the permanent collection at the Kresge Art Museum.


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